Karachi Police have started an investigation into the death of famous television host and politician Aamir Liaquat Hussain, who passed away on Thursday.
Police have sealed his house and confiscated his tablet and mobile phone. The police have conducted a search at his home in Khudadad Colony.
The police said the crime scene unit has collected all the evidence from Aamir Liaquat’s room where he was found unconscious. The police will also obtain CCTV footage to ascertain the facts leading to his death.
Aamir Liaquat’s driver and domestic servant have also been made part of the investigation. Police have instructed them not to leave the city without permission.
According to SSP East Rahim Shirazi, the police received information regarding the lawmaker’s death at about 1pm. He informed that the lawmaker lived with two of his employees, one of whom had informed the police.
Talking to media, SSP Investigation said that the police examined Liaquat’s house and cordoned off his bedroom after collecting evidence.
The authorities have decided to conduct a post-mortem. Police said that the family’s permission has been acquired for an autopsy after which a report will be prepared on the cause of death.
Earlier in the day, MNA and television host Aamir Liaquat was found unconscious at his home and shifted to a private hospital in critical condition where he was declared dead.
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.
Aamir was a popular host of Ramazan transmissions, game shows which run pre- and post-Iftaar during the holy month. Starting his media career in 2001 after joining a private news channel, he hosted Aalim Online, which contributed greatly to his early popularity.