Former member of the National Assembly (MNA) and TV presenter Aamir Liaquat has died in Karachi, Geo News reported on Thursday.
I was 50 years old.
The PTI leader was found unconscious at his home in Colonia Khudad and taken to a private hospital in critical condition.
Liaquat reportedly felt chest discomfort last night but refused to go to hospital. His employee, Javed, said a scream was heard from Liaquat’s room this morning.
His domestic staff broke down his bedroom door when they received no response from him, Geo News reported.
Doctors later said Liaquat was dead when he was taken to hospital.
NA session adjourned
The National Assembly session was underway when President Raja Pervaiz Ashraf told lawmakers that he had received a sad report on the death of Aamir Liaquat Hussain.
He then announced that he would stop NA proceedings immediately and adjourned the session until 5:00 p.m. m. in the morning.
Police launch investigation into Aamir Liaquat’s death
Meanwhile, the police launched an investigation into the PTI leader’s death and conducted a search of his home in Karachi’s Khudadad neighborhood. SSP East said police will also obtain CCTV footage to determine the events that led to his death.
The authorities have decided to perform an autopsy as he died under mysterious circumstances.
East SSP said police searched Liaquat’s home and everything was in place. However, the police cordoned off his bedroom after collecting evidence. Police said permission was obtained from the family for an autopsy, after which a cause of death report will be prepared.
In addition, the police will take a statement from Amir’s driver, Javed, who had first reported the incident to the police.
The time for Liaquat’s funeral prayers will be announced later, Geo News reported.
Politicians offer condolences
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif expressed sorrow over Amir’s death and prayed for his forgiveness.
“May Allah raise the ranks of the departed and give patience to the mourning family,” he said.
On Twitter, President Arif Alvi expressed his pain and sadness at Hussain’s death. He prayed for the forgiveness of the deceased and their high officials.