A petition calling for the autopsy of well-known televangelist Aamir Liaquat Hussain, who was discovered dead at his home earlier this month, was approved on Saturday by the judicial magistrate (East) of Karachi.
After hearing the arguments from all parties involved, the decision—which had been reserved this morning—was made.
The “heirs of his grave,” Liaquat’s family, have argued that conducting the anchorperson’s post-mortem would violate the sanctity of his grave, the court stated in its order.
However, the court ruled that the law must use its courts to unearth the hidden facts if the death is suspicious and there is concern that a crime may have been committed.
The judicial magistrate reported that “the police surgeon has stated that the cause of the death could not be ascertained through an external examination of the body.”
The judge stated that it is still unknown what caused Liaquat’s death. The former National Assembly member’s death, he continued, raises concerns about whether or not it was a natural death.
The judicial magistrate stated, “The court has determined that it is inevitable to conduct the post-mortem in order to dispel the confusion surrounding the death.
The court directed the station house officer (SHO) of the Brigade police station to oversee the preparations while directing the secretary of health to establish a medical board that will set a date for the post-mortem.
Additional Inspector General of Police (AIG) Karachi Javed Alam Odho responded by stating that although the police have not yet received the court’s order, preparations will be made in this regard as soon as they do.
The deceased’s family did not want a post-mortem to be performed, according to the chief of police in Karachi. But we are prepared for it.
Earlier this week, a petition was submitted in the court of the judicial magistrate (East).
According to the article, Aamir Liaquat Hussain’s sudden death has stoked rumours among his fans that he was murdered over a land dispute.
The petitioner asked the court to set up a special board for the exhumation and autopsy of Hussain, arguing that it was important to determine the exact cause of his demise.
Death of Aamir Liaquat
According to his servant Javaid, the PTI rebel MNA was discovered unconscious on June 9 at his residence in the city’s Khudadad Colony.
After being rushed to the hospital, the 50-year-old was declared dead because he could not be revived. The media industry was shocked by his passing, and people vented their resentment toward the online trolls who had harassed the TV host over his failed third marriage.
Only after Judicial Magistrate Naukar Abbas gave his permission, the body of the PTI lawmaker was given to his family for burial.
Aamir Liaquat’s estranged family members, who had only come for his last rites, insisted that a postmortem would delay the funeral even though the police insisted on performing an autopsy to determine the cause of death.
The late anchor’s son received the body, and Chippa performed the last rites. On the grounds of the Abdullah Shah Ghazi shrine in Clifton, Hussain was laid to rest in a cemetery.