KARACHI: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Raheel Sharif ordered an inquiry into the suspicious death of Mutahidda Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Farooq Sattar’s aide Aftab Ahmed .

Aftab Ahmed died in the custody of Rangers paramilitary force under controversial circumstances.

Meanwhile, the Rangers have suspended an unmentioned number of officials for their 'suspected involvement' in Ahmed's death. “The services of Rangers officials allegedly involved in Aftab’s death have been suspended until further inquiry,” a press release stated.

While the Rangers stated that Aftab Ahmed Hussain died of cardiac arrest, the MQM alleged their man was subjected to deadly torture which led to his death.

While aiming to hold an inquiry into Ahmed's death, the army chief instructed "justice must be done", the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.