Shahid Hayat, Joint Director General of the Intelligence Bureau, died at Aga Khan Hospital in Karachi at the age of 54.
According to intelligence bureau sources, Shahid Hayat was suffering from cancer and was undergoing treatment at a private hospital.
Sources said they had to perform duties at the Pakistani High Commission in the UK after recovering.
Shahid Hayat’s funeral will be held on Wednesday at the Garden Police Headquarters in Karachi, while his burial will be in his hometown of Dera Ismail Khan.
Sindh Inspector General of Police (IGP) Syed Kaleem Imam expressed his deep grief over Shahid Hayat’s death and paid tribute to his services to the police department.
Shahid Hayat, identified as a murderous police officer, has been part of several high profile cases, but news of the murder of Mir Murtaza Bhutto has long been a source of news.
The few high profile cases that led to the investigation came in Shahid Hayat’s section, led by Shahbib murder investigation team, which led to the arrest of the main accused Shah Rukh Jatoi, who was later sentenced in the case. And now he’s behind bars.
Shahid Hayat also headed an inquiry into the fake company scandal in the executive company in Karachi, while he also investigated the Abbas Town blast and arrested several suspects.
After graduating from Punjab University, Shahid Hayat joined Punjab Police for a short period in 1991, after which he spent a long time in Sindh Police.