Aamir Liaquat laid
to rest in Karachi
graveyard, died in
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Amir Liaquat Hussain

KARACHI: Famous TV personality and PTI MNA Aamir Liaquat Hussain has been laid to rest at Karachi’s Abdullah Shah Ghazi graveyard after his funeral prayers were offered here on Friday.

A large number of people, including Hussain’s family and friends, attended the prayers. Former governor of Sindh Imran Ismail and former mayor of Karachi Farooq Sattar also attended the funeral.

The police reached a settlement regarding the matter of the deceased’s burial and decided to hand the body to Ahmed Aamir, the son of Hussain. Pakistani social worker Ramzan Chhipa performed the ghusl (the process of washing and shrouding the deceased ahead of burial) of the PTI MNA.

Earlier, the police stopped Hussain’s burial for an autopsy to determine the exact cause of his death. However, his family was not on board.

The 50-year-old televangelist passed away on Thursday. The news of his untimely death sent shock waves across the country.

Dead body of Amir Liaquat Hussain

Hussain had revealed in one of his recent video statements that he has booked a grave in the graveyard of Abdullah Shah Ghazi’s shrine. His parents, politician Sheikh Liaquat Hussain and columnist Mahmooda Sultana are also buried at the same spot and he will be laid to rest beside them.

His funeral prayers were offered at a mosque adjacent to the shrine of Abdullah Shah Ghazi, with his son — Ahmed Aamir — leading the congregation. A large number of people were in attendance, including noted politicians.

Hussain was laid to rest on the premises of the shrine, next to his parents.

Earlier today, Hussain’s family had appeared before a judicial magistrate at the City Court in Karachi.

According to a statement issued by a Karachi police spokesperson at the time, the matter was referred to the court under Section 174 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. The Section empowers a magistrate to order an inquest (an investigation, especially in cases of death).

KARACHI: Amir Liaquat Hussain’s son Ahmed Aamir leading the Namaz-e-Janaza with number of people in large number.

After the family appeared before the magistrate, their lawyer, Advocate Khursheed Khan, said the police surgeon had told the court he had not “examined it (Hussain’s body) externally”.

The police surgeon “will now go and examine it”, he told Dawn.com.

Earlier today, a Karachi police spokesperson said in a statement that the body had been handed over to his family after a preliminary examination and submission of a report by the police surgeon.

KARACHI: A large number of people and media personnel’s gather outside the ancestral residence of Dr. Amir Liaquat Hussain on Thursday.

The development had come after an impasse between police and Hussain’s family on the matter of the MNA’s autopsy following his death on Thursday. While police sought to conduct the body’s autopsy, which was necessary to ascertain the cause of his death, his family had refused to have a post-morterm examination.

Subsequently, the matter was referred to a judicial magistrate in Karachi. According to a police statement, the judicial magistrate visited the Chhipa morgue, where Hussain’s body was kept, after his family appeared before the court and allowed for the body to be handed over to the heirs.

Speaking to the media, Ramzan Chippa, who heads the Chhipa Welfare Association, also confirmed the development, saying that Hussain’s funeral would be held after Asr prayers and he would be buried at the graveyard at Abdullah Shah Ghazi’s shrine.