KARACHI: PTI MNA and TV personality Dr Aamir Liaquat Hussain passed away in Karachi on Thursday, Geo News reported, quoting his servant Javed and hospital officials. He was 50.
The PTI leader was found unconscious at his home and shifted to a private hospital in a critical condition where he was declared dead.
According to Geo News, Dr Aamir Liaquat Hussain felt discomfort in his chest last night but refused to go to the hospital.
"His servants rushed to his room today after he shouted in pain but the door was locked. The servants broke the door when they did not receive any reply from him and found him unconscious in his bed,” the channel reported.
SSP East Raheem Shirazi said that they received the first information about the PTI MNA at around 1pm from one of his servants. The police official said that he was living with his two servants.
"We are trying to contact his relatives as no one from his family was at home."
Shirazi said that the Crime Scene Unit of the Sindh Police has been called in to collect evidence as it is important to find out the reason behind his death.
"The police are investigating the matter from different angles. The postmortem will clear many things."
He told the TV channel that the police will also obtain CCTV footage to ascertain the facts leading to his death.
Meanwhile, the police have started an investigation into the death of the PTI leader and searched his home in Karachi's Khudadad Colony.
The authorities have decided to conduct the postmortem as he died in mysterious circumstances.
In a statement to the police, Mumtaz, one of Hussain’s servants, said that power went off yesterday night and the generator was running continuously for two hours.
The servant said he suddenly woke up as he was facing difficulty in breathing and the room was filled with smoke from the generator.
“I came out of the house,” he said, adding that he, in the meantime, heard the voice of Javed, the driver, who was saying that Hussain’s condition was deteriorating.
Mumtaz said, he and Javed tried to open the door but it was locked from inside. He said when they enter the room, Hussain was lying on a sofa and there was no movement in his body.
“After seeing Aamir Liaquat Hussain’s condition we informed the police and the rescue,” he added.
The generator was brought just a week ago but it developed a fault and was not working appropriately for the past few days, he added
Mumtaz said Hussain was scheduled to leave for Islamabad today.
Dr Aamir Liaquat Hussain was born on 5 July, 1971 in Karachi. Hussain was first elected as a member of the National Assembly on MQM’s ticket. He had served the county as the state minister for religious affairs during former president General Musharraf’s tenure.
He remained MNA from 2002 to 2007.
Later, Hussain joined the PTI and was elected MNA in the 2018 general elections.
The National Assembly session was underway when Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf told the lawmakers that he received a sad report about the death of Aamir Liaquat Hussain.
He then announced to stop the NA proceedings immediately and adjourned the session till 5pm tomorrow.
Soon after the report about Dr Aamir Liaquat’s death aired on TV, condolences started pouring in from all segments of the society.
Taking to Twitter, President Arif Alvi expressed grief and sorrow over Hussain’s death. He prayed for the forgiveness of the deceased and his high ranks.
He expressed sympathy and patience towards the deceased’s family. The president prayed that may Allah give his family the strength to bear the loss.
Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif expressed grief over his death and prayed for his forgiveness.
Taking to Twitter, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari expressed deep sorrow over the demise of Hussain.
"Aamir Liaquat Hussain led a dynamic life from journalism to politics. He proved his mettle in various fields of life from writing and speech," he wrote.
PTI’s senior leader and former interior Minister Sheikh Rashid also expressed his grief and condolences over his death.
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