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Man behind ‘Don’t go General Raheel’ campaign commits suicide

Pakistan's Army Chief of Staff General Raheel Sharif attends a ceremony at the Nur Khan air base in Islamabad, Pakistan May 9, 2015. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood/File Photo

Islamabad: An elderly man, who was pleading for extension in tenure of former army chief General Raheel Sharif, committed suicide, his son claimed on Wednesday.

Latif Shibli was on hunger strike at Karachi Press Club for the last one month as wanted the former army chief to change his decision to retire at the end of his term, Pakistan Today reported.

“Don’t go, General Raheel Sharif,” his campaign banner read.

According to Latif Shibli’s son, his father died on Wednesday after consuming poison as he was heartbroken over the general’s decision.

–IANS