Former Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawmaker Aamir Liaquat Hussain has been found dead at his Karachi home, according to reports.
He fell unconscious at his home and was rushed to Aga Khan University Hospital, but could not be revived. Confirming his death, PTI leader Jamal Siddiqui said that an employee of Amir Liaquat informed him about his death. The hospital management said that the cause of the death of Amir Liaquat would be known only after the autopsy.
پاکستان پیپلزپارٹی کے چیئرمین اور وزیرخارجہ بلاول بھٹو زرداری کا رکن قومی اسمبلی ڈاکٹر عامر لیاقت حسین کے انتقال پر اظہار افسوس
ڈاکٹر عامر لیاقت حسین نے صحافت سے لے کر سیاست تک ایک متحرک زندگی گزاری، چیئرمین بلاول بھٹو زرداری@BBhuttoZardari
— PPP (@MediaCellPPP) June 9, 2022
According to Pakistani media reports, Liaquat fell ill on Thursday night but refused to go to a hospital. On Thursday, his employees heard him scream. They broke down the door and rushed him to the hospital.
According to police, the deceased’s body will be taken to Jinnah Hospital or Civil Hospital for a post-mortem before being returned to the deceased’s immediate family.
Aamir was a member of the MQM-P before joining the PTI. He was a state minister during the military dictatorship of Gen Pervez Musharraf. He was elected twice to the National Assembly, in 2002 and 2018.
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 all expressed their condolences and prayed for the soul of the late lawmaker.