By Abdullah Zahid.
ISLAMABAD: Khurram Humayun, 55, head of the Controller General of Accounts, the agency responsible for preparing accounts for the federal and provincial governments, committed suicide at his residence in a private housing society on Tuesday morning.
Family sources claim he was in deep stress due to ongoing NAB’s investigation against him in BISP corruption case.
The NAB is investigating a case of alleged embezzlement of Rs1.657 billion where the BISP top administration awarded an illegal contract to an advertising agency involving the then Chairperson Farzana Raja and some other accused, including Humayun Khurram, in 2009-11.
A week before his suicide, Khurram also wrote a letter to the Ministry of Finance (MOF) stating that he needed help in the corruption case against him.
Pakistan anti-corruption authority, NAB, totally reject the allegations made by family in a statement. “He was not in NAB custody and was free man as NAB has filed reference of BISP more than six months before. Now the reference of BISP is subjudice in the court of law. We believe to perform our duties as per law,” NAB statement read.
Former senior intelligence officer Brigadier (retd) Asad Munir also committed suicide last year. In a letter written before his death, he attributed his suicide to stress and fear of scandal due to the NAB investigation against him.