Jameel Fakhri, Ali Fakhri
Renowned Pakistani  actor Jameel Fakhri. - File Photo

LAHORE: The Pakistani Embassy in US confirmed on Tuesday that Ali Ayaz Fakhri, the son of renowned Pakistan actor Jamil Fakhri's was dead.

Speaking to DawnNews, Pakistan’s ambassador to US Hussain Haqqani confirmed Ali's death but added it was unclear whether it was a murder or an accident. Ali had been missing in the US since 2009 and despite repeated efforts by his father to move the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and even the Foreign Ministry on the case, no breakthrough was reached.

According to sources, the FBI confirmed Ali's  death after analyzing his DNA.

Jamil Fakhri while talking to the media at his residnce said " My son had no enemity with any one." He also said that the embassy had not given any information about the body.

The Foreign Office Spokesman Abdul Basit said on Saturday that Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had taken strict notice of Jamil Fakhri's missing son's case who was reportedly lost in the US in mid 2009.

Talking to a private news channel he had said, “I am confident that within few days, situation would be clear as special directives to know whereabouts of Ali have been issued to Pakistan Consulate General of New York and Pakistan Embassy of Washington.”