DR Amir Liaquat Hussain died | in Karachi Pakistan

A Pakistani TV presenter and a member of the PTI National Assembly from Karachi Dr Amir Liaquat Hussain has died in Karachi.

According to Pakistani media, he was rushed to hospital due to illness but according to doctors he had died when he was taken to hospital.

Police arrived at his home shortly afterwards. Authorities said the cause of death was unknown and an autopsy would be done.

His body was transferred to Jinnah Hospital, Karachi.

It may be recalled that in the past few days he had a dispute over his third marriage, after which he announced his departure from the country.

As a result of his death, today's parliamentary session was adjourned to 5pm tomorrow.

Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif and former President Asif Ali Zardari have expressed their grief over his death.

Amir Liaquat's political journey

Dr. Amir Liaquat Hussain, who gained fame on the religious TV program 'Aalam Online' at the beginning of the new century, won a seat in the 2018 National Assembly by winning an election on a PTI ticket.

Amir Liaquat Hussain also won a seat in the National Assembly with a MQM ticket in the 2002 national election and was appointed Minister of Religious Affairs under Pervaiz Musharraf.

Dr. Amir Liaquat Hussain resigned from the National Assembly in 07/2007. His resignation came after he called Indian writer Salman Rushdie "as he should be killed" on a television program. The following year, in 2008, MQM announced the dismissal of Amir Liaquat from the party.

Amir Liaquat Hussain withdrew from politics for a long time and resigned in 2016, just days before MQM chief executive Altaf Hussain's controversial speech.

When Rangers arrested Dr. Farooq Sattar and Khawaja Izharul Hassan on August 22, 2016, Amir Liaquat was also arrested on the same day and were present at the first press conference of Dr. Farooq Sattar after their release but later

News of Amir Liaquat Hussain's PTI joining appeared in 2017. Despite his tweets, the announcement did not come out but he eventually joined the group. Even when he joined the party, Amir Liaquat was criticized by some PTI fans.

In 2018, Aamir Liaquat Hussain announced his joining the party at a press conference with Imran Khan, in which he said, "The last place I went was PTI." He has been elected as a Member of the National Assembly from NA-245 in the 2018 elections.

Aamir Liaquat's work to the Pakistani media

Aamir Liaquat Hussain has been linked to almost every major news channel in Pakistan and his plans have been riddled with controversy that have also affected his political career.

When the Pakistani news organization Jang Publications launched its Geo news channel, Amir Liaquat appeared as a news correspondent, after which he launched a religious program called Alam Online.

In the program, he declared the Ahmadi community a non-Muslim and justified their killing. In the same week of this program, 2 members of the Ahmadi community were killed in Sindh. His speech was widely criticized by human rights groups.

Other religious groups were also angry at him for his controversial speeches about jihad and suicide bombings. He was picked up by students when he arrived in 2005 to offer his condolences on the death of a Banuria University teacher.

In addition to Aamir Liaquat Geo, he has also been linked with ARY, Express, Bol TV and 24 News. During the special broadcast of Ramadan, he was considered a hot spot. In the process of transferring Ramadan to Geo, he took an orphaned child to the head of the Chhepa Foundation, Ramzan Chhepa, and gave it to the couple, which led to him facing criticism.

Some of his sentences and gestures did not go unnoticed in the Ramadan 'Inam Ghar' transfer program, which was suspended for three days in 2016 by the Pakistan Electronic Media Authority.

He also attacked human rights organizations, journalists and bloggers on his show 'Aisa Nahin Chale Ga' on Bol Channel. PEMRA closed the program with citizens' complaints and ordered them to apologize to the public.

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