Shahid Hayat, a joint director general at the Intelligence Bureau, passed away late on Tuesday at the Aga Khan Hospital in Karachi.
According to his brother Yousuf Khan, the former police chief was suffering from cancer since a long time and succumbed to it today.
He had served as DIG of Special Branch East and South zones of the city as well.
According to Dawn News, he had been scheduled to join the Pakistan High Commission in the UK.
His funeral prayers will be held on Wednesday at the Garden Police headquarters in Karachi, following which his body will be taken to his native town of Dera Ismail Khan for burial.