Aamir was selected to the 500 Most Influential Muslims list three times as a religious scholar, politician, and TV host. He was also once included in Pakistan’s Top 100 Most Popular People list.
Dr. Aamir Liaquat Hussain, a member of the National Assembly (MNA), has unexpectedly died in Karachi. Earlier this morning, Aamir Liaquat’s servant discovered him unconscious in his room.
The police were promptly notified, and an ambulance was dispatched. Doctors pronounced the famed religious scholar-turned-anchor dead after he was transferred to a private hospital.
Aamir Liaquat, according to doctors, died before being taken to the hospital. Meanwhile, Aamir’s body has been moved to Jinnah Hospital for a post-mortem, according to DIG East Karachi.
The National Assembly’s current session has been postponed till tomorrow evening. Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, Speaker of the National Assembly, and other MNAs have expressed sadness over Aamir Liaquat’s death.
Aamir was born in Karachi on July 5, 1971. In 2002, he became an MNA for the first time. From NA-249, he was elected to the lower house on the MQM ticket. In Shaukat Aziz’s administration, he served as Minister of State for Religious Affairs.
Scholars issued a ‘Fatwa’—an Islamic ruling issued by religious scholars—against suicide bombings during his tenure in 2005, declaring such acts to be prohibited from an Islamic perspective.