(CTN News) – Aamir Liaquat Hussain, a bespectacled televangelist, and MP passed away in Karachi on Thursday. His age was 49.
Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Muquddas Haider reported that Hussain’s condition deteriorated early in the morning, following which he was shifted to the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH), where he later died.
Initial reports indicate there was no foul play, but the post-mortem examination of the MP will be performed at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC).
Aamir Liaquat was known for hosting television shows
Aamir Liaquat Hussain was popular among the nation’s increasingly conservative urban housewives and his shows consistently topped advertising revenue rankings as a televangelist.
The anchor’s house staff repeatedly knocked on his room’s door without success, according to sources.
Aamir Liaquat began feeling ill last night and was complaining of chest pains, the staff reported. The former lawmaker was then taken to a hospital from his house in Khudadad Colony.
Separately, Aamir Liaquat’s driver told the cops he heard a “scream from his room a day earlier”.
After the post-mortem of the deceased is conducted at Jinnah Hospital or Civil Hospital, the body will be handed over to the immediate family.
Aamir Liaquat was a member of the MQM-P before joining the PTI. During the regime of military dictator Gen Pervez Musharraf, he served as a state minister. He was twice elected to the National Assembly: in 2002 and in 2018.
Aamir Liaquat hosted Ramazan transmissions, which ran pre and post-Iftaar during the holy month. In 2001, he began his media career by joining a private news channel and hosting Aalim Online, which contributed to his popularity at the time.