Religious scholar and PTI MNA Dr. Aamir Liaquat Hussain has passed away by today (Thursday) 9 June 2022 at his residence in Karachi.
The politician and televangelist from Karachi were reportedly found unconscious at his home and transported to a hospital in the province’s capital.
The news of his death was confirmed by National Speaker Pervaiz Ashraf, who called a special session of the House of Representatives to commemorate the lawmaker’s demise. The house’s procedures have been postponed till 5 p.m. tomorrow due to his death.
Pakistani politician, journalist, television broadcaster, and comedian Aamir Liaquat Hussain was a top-ranking TV anchor who was named three times among the world’s 500 most influential Muslims and among Pakistan’s 100 most popular celebrities.
He has been widely chastised in the media for his inflammatory remarks on celebrities. From August 2018 to October 2021, he served in the Pakistan National Assembly until resigning from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
He previously served as a member of the National Assembly from 2002 to 2007 and as Minister of State for Religious Affairs in Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz’s federal cabinet from 2004 to 2007.
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