According to the Express Tribune, Former Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawmaker Aamir Liaquat Hussain passed away on Thursday at his residence in Karachi.
Reportedly, the Karachi-based politician and entertainer was found unconscious at his house and was rushed to a hospital in the provincial capital.
The news of his death was also confirmed by National Assembly Speaker Pervaiz Ashraf who postponed the session of the house to mark the death of the lawmaker. Due to his death, the proceedings of the house have been adjourned till 5 pm tomorrow.
According to sources, the anchor had the door of his room locked and his house staff knocked on it several times to no avail.
The staffers said Aamir started feeling unwell last night and he complained of chest pain. The former lawmaker was then shifted to a hospital from his house in Khudadad Colony.
Before joining the PTI, Aamir was a member of the MQM-P. He had served as state minister during the government of military dictator Gen Pervez Musharraf. He got elected to the National Assembly twice: in 2002 and 2018.
The televangelist was born on July 5, 1972. He is survived by two children.
Starting his media career in 2001 after joining a private news channel, he hosted Aalim Online, which contributed greatly to his early popularity. He was also a popular host of Ramazan Transmission.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, former president Asif Ali Zardari, PPP Chairperson, and Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, and former Sindh governor Imran Ismail expressed sorrow over the demise of the former lawmaker and prayed for his soul.
President Arif Alvi expressed grief at the passing of the lawmaker and “prayed for his soul”.
صدر مملکت ڈاکٹر عارف علوی کا ممبر قومی اسمبلی عامر لیاقت حسین کی ناگہانی موت پر اظہار افسوس
صدر مملکت کی مرحوم کیلئے دعائے مغفرت، بلندی درجات کی دعا
صدرمملکت کا مرحوم کے اہل خانہ سے اظہار ہمدردی اور صبر جمیل کی دعا
— The President of Pakistan (@PresOfPakistan) June 9, 2022
Senator and PTI leader Faisal Javed Khan also expressed grief at the entertainer’s passing and prayed for the departed and his family.
اللہ تعالیٰ عامر لیاقت کی مغفرت فرمائے اور انکے خاندان اور عزیز و اقارب اور چاہنے والوں کو صبرِ جمیل عطا فرمائے آمین pic.twitter.com/h3kEp3b8Am
— Faisal Javed Khan (@FaisalJavedKhan) June 9, 2022