In a shocking turn of events, Alamgir Tareen, the brother of prominent Pakistani business tycoon and politician Jahangir Tareen, committed suicide on 06/07/2023. The news of Alamgir’s death has left the entire nation in deep sorrow, as he was a well-respected and influential figure in his own right. This article delves into the details surrounding this tragic incident, its impact on the Tareen family, and the possible reasons behind Alamgir’s decision to take his own life.
Alamgir Tareen: A Brief Biography
Alamgir Tareen was the younger brother of Jahangir Tareen, one of Pakistan’s most successful entrepreneurs and politicians. He was born in Lodhran, a district in the southern part of Pakistan’s Punjab province.
Alamgir was the owner of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Multan Sultans and was a leading businessman in South Punjab. Tareen completed his bachelor’s from the University of California at Berkeley and later did his Masters’s degree from the prestigious Yale University.
Besides, Alamgir was a sports enthusiast who wanted to work towards establishing a solid platform for aspiring sportsmen and women and to provide them with the best possible resources to further develop their skills”.
In a tragic incident, Alamgir, a 63-year-old man, was found lifeless in his apartment, apparently having taken his own life. The police discovered a handwritten suicide note left behind by him, which he mentioned a “disease” as the motive behind his self-harm.
However, some acquaintances of the deceased claim that he never disclosed any health issues while he was alive. Contradicting the official statement, Alamgir’s family reveals that he was unmarried but had plans to marry his fiancé in December.
According to sources, the servant who arrived for duty this morning noticed that Alamgir had not emerged from his room until 10 am. Concerned, the servant peered through a window only to witness a distressing sight – the businessman drenched in blood.
Without wasting any time, the servant immediately informed Jahangir, seeking assistance and intervention.
According to the post-mortem report of Alamgir Khan, the deceased, it was determined that the fatal gunshot entered from the right side of his head and exited from the left side. There were no indications of any bruises or signs of physical harm on his body.
The primary cause of death was identified as severe blood loss. The report did not find any evidence of a drug overdose.
Sources from the police department stated that Alamgir’s lifeless body was initially discovered by his servant, Alamdar, who promptly alerted the authorities.
The collection of fingerprints and other pieces of evidence is currently underway, as investigators proceed with their efforts. The motive behind the suicide remains undetermined during the initial stages of the investigation.
The police have also mentioned their search for a possible suicide note. They have emphasized that the actual facts and reasons will become clearer once the investigation is concluded.
Subsequently, the body of the deceased was transferred to Lahore’s General Hospital for a postmortem examination, as per sources.
Jahangir Tareen, Alamgir’s brother, has arrived at his residence in Model Town.
It has been relayed by sources that Alamgir Tareen will be laid to rest in Model Town, where funeral prayers will also be held at 10:30 PM today.
The police have reported that the alleged suicide note of Jahangir Tareen’s brother, Alamgir, has been sent for forensic testing. The purported note mentions an illness and medication as the reasons behind the presumed suicide.
Political and social figures from across the country, including leaders of the IPP, have extended their condolences to Jahangir Tareen during this difficult time.
Alamgir Tareen held the position of owner and managing director of the Multan Sultans PSL franchise.
Impact on the Tareen Family
The tragic loss of Alamgir Tareen is undoubtedly a major setback for the Tareen family. Besides the immense grief of losing a loved one, the family will also have to deal with the impact of Alamgir’s death on their businesses and political standing.
Jahangir Tareen, who has been a key figure in the PTI government, might face additional challenges in maintaining his political influence in the wake of his brother’s death. Moreover, the loss of Alamgir’s business acumen and experience could impact the family’s various enterprises.
Mental Health and Suicide Prevention in Pakistan
Alamgir Tareen’s tragic death highlights the importance of mental health awareness and suicide prevention in Pakistan. Mental health remains a taboo subject in the country, and many people suffering from mental health issues do not receive the help they need.
There is an urgent need to destigmatize mental health issues and provide accessible resources and support for those struggling with mental health problems. The government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and private institutions must work together to create a more open and supportive environment for individuals facing mental health challenges.