The son of famous religious teacher Maulana Tariq Jamil killed himself at home in Talamba, Punjab, where they were born and raised. This was confirmed by the police after an initial investigation on Sunday.
Captain (retd) Sohail Chaudhry, the Regional Police Officer (RPO) for Multan, said, “The DPO [district police officer] has seen a CCTV footage that shows Asim Jamil committing suicide.”
He thought that Asim had killed himself by shooting himself in the chest. The police officer also said that the video would be sent for forensic analysis.
A police officer named RPO Chaudhry also said that Asim was a mental patient who had been taking medicine for a long time. The RPO said he killed himself with a 30-bore gun and added, “Asim asked his housekeeper, Imran, to bring the pistol.”
The police officer described the terrible events and said that Asim’s housekeeper told him not to point the gun at his chest when he did so.
“He married a girl he chose, but they later split up,” the RPO said.
Earlier, the famous religious teacher told people on X (which used to be called Twitter) that his son had died: “My son Asim Jamil passed away in Tulamba [Khanewal, Punjab] today.”
انا للہ وانا الیہ راجعون
آج تلمبہ میں میرے بیٹے عاصم جمیل کا انتقال ہوگیا ہے. اس حادثاتی موت نے ماحول کو سوگوار بنا دیا۔ آپ سب سے گزارش ہے کہ اس غم کے موقع پر ہمیں اپنی دعاؤں میں یاد رکھیں. اللہ میرے فرزند کو جنت الفردوس میں اعلیٰ مقام عطا فرمائے۔
— Tariq Jamil (@TariqJamilOFCL) October 29, 2023
Chendhry had said before, “Asim died of a bullet wound.” In answer to a question, the police officer said that they had arrived at the scene of the crime and were gathering information about it.
The RPO also said that Asim was hit in the chest with a bullet.
In the meantime, Dr. Usman Anwar, the Inspector General of Police for Punjab, has asked the Multan RPO to give him a full report on this.
A Punjab police spokesperson said that the IG has told them to look at the proof and the forensic report to figure out what killed Asim. Along with that, the spokesperson said that Khanewal DPO and other top officials had arrived at the scene and gathered proof.
Condolences pour in: The sudden death of Maulana Tariq Jamil’s son caused a lot of sadness and grief across the country. People from all walks of life sent their condolences to the family during this tough time.
Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar, who was acting as prime minister, said that he was very sad about the death of Asim Jameel.
A press release from the PM Office’s media wing said that the prime minister sent his condolences and prayed for the soul of the person who died and for the family to be able to deal with their grief with peace.
When PML-N President and former prime minister Shehbaz Sharif heard about Asim’s death, he sent his condolences to the holy scholar and his family.
مولانا طارق جمیل صاحب اور ان کے اہل خانہ سے جواں سال فرزند عاصم جمیل کی وفات پر دلی دکھ اور افسوس کا اظہار کرتا ہوں۔ اس حادثے پر ہم سب آپ کے غم میں شریک ہیں۔ یقیناً یہ ایک ناقابل برداشت غم ہے۔ ہماری دعائیں اور ہمدردیاں آپ کے ساتھ ہیں۔ اللہ تعالیٰ مرحوم کو اپنے جوار رحمت میں بلند…
— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) October 29, 2023
“We all feel your grief and pain,” he said, adding that they were in their thoughts and prayers.
The PML-N leader also prayed for “May Allah Almighty grant courage and strength to the bereaved families to bear this irreparable loss with fortitude and rest the departed soul in eternal peace” .
In his message, Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, Speaker of the National Assembly, told the family of Maulana Tariq Jamil that he was sorry for Asim’s death and stood with them.
He prayed that the soul of the dead would be raised up. “May Allah grant solace and fortitude to Jamil and his family during this challenging period.”
اسپیکر قومی اسمبلی راجہ پرویز اشرف کا معروف عالم دین مولانا طارق جمیل کے فرزند کے انتقال پر اظہار تعزیت
اسپیکر کا مولانا طارق جمیل کے فرزند کے انتقال پر دلی رنج کا اظہار.
اسپیکر کی مرحوم کے درجات کی بلندی کے لیے دعا.
اسپیکر نے کہا کہ اس دکھ کی گھڑی میں وہ مرحوم کے اہلخانہ کے… pic.twitter.com/BSnf9FNTtr
— National Assembly 🇵🇰 (@NAofPakistan) October 29, 2023
PML-N Senior Vice President and Chief Organiser Maryam Nawaz sent a message of condolences in which she asked for the soul of the person who had died to rest in peace. “May God give his family the courage and strength to bear this incredible loss.”
اإِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ
ﷲ تعالیٰ آپکو یہ سانحہ برداشت کرنے کی ہمت عطاء فرمائے ۔ آپکو اور آپ کے گھر والوں کو صبر دے اور آپ کے مرحوم بیٹے کی مغفرت فرمائے اور انکو جنت الفردوس میں جگہ عطا فرمائے ۔ آمین 🤲🏼 https://t.co/0dIJ9soTrm
— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) October 29, 2023
Sadiq Sanjrani, the chairman of the Senate, also said he was very sorry about Jamil’s son’s death. He prayed to Allah, “May Allah raise the dead soul to a higher level and give his father and the family of the deceased patience during this hard time.”