ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Interior Thursday clarifying a news item appearing in sections of press regarding death of ministry’s employee made it clear that the news item was not based on true facts.
In a statement the spokesperson of Ministry of Interior said this was a very unfortunate of declaring anyone responsible of this incident or creating rumors besides tall claims to mislead on the incident.
He said no doubt the incident was very unfortunate and every employee of the ministry equally share the sad moments and fully sympathize the family members of the deceased. However, he said this was very unfair to represent the incident in a dramatize way which was not acceptable.
“Investigations carried out after the incident revealed that one year of service of late Muhammad Iqbal was remaining,” he said.
“Late Iqbal remained under treatment since 2016 from different medical doctors of Polyclinic and other hospitals due to different reasons.”
He said according to available medical transcriptions late Iqbal was a depression patient due to which he was using medicines for medical relief.
Spokesman said late Iqbal was on medical leave for the last four months and on completion of his medical leave he joined his duties few days back and he also submitted an LPR application.
“Late Iqbal never ever talked to any officer regarding his son’s job or never had he submitted any formal application in the ministry.”
He also contradicted rumors regarding his official residence and said that news item in this regard was not based on true facts.
He expressed hope that without considering the true facts irresponsible reporting should be avoided. – SAMAA
Story first published: 25th May 2017