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Aamir Liaquat passes away in Karachi

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Aamir Liaquat passes away in Karachi

NA session adjourned till tomorrow due to death of lawmaker
KARACHI:

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 televangelist was found unconscious at his house and was rushed to a hospital in the provincial capital.

Liaquat was shifted to a private hospital in Karachi due to his critical condition last night but doctors failed to revive him.

The news of his death was also confirmed by National 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 televangelist had the door of his room locked and his house staff knocked on it several times with no avail.

The staffers said Amir Liaquat started feeling unwell since last night and that he had pain in his chest. The former lawmaker was moved to a hospital from his house in Khudadad Colony.

Separately, the driver of the ex-MNA told the city police that they had heard “scream from his [Amir’s] room a day earlier”.

According to police, the body of the deceased will be shifted to Jinnah Hospital or Civil Hospital for post-mortem after which it would be handed over to the immediate family.

Before joining the PTI, Amir 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.

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