Court overrules decision to conduct exhumation, autopsy of Aamir Liaquat


2022-08-16 11:50:00

Late televangelist and PTI MNA Aamir Liaquat Hussain together with his daughter Dua Aamir — Twitter

A Karachi courtroom on Tuesday overturned a decision to conduct PTI MNA Aamir Liaquat Hussain’s autopsy.

District and Classes Decide (East) Khalid Hussain Shahani overturned the decision of Judicial Justice of the Peace (East) Wazeer Hussain Memon who had ordered Hussain’s postmortem on June 18.

The ruling got here in response to an enchantment filed by Dua Aamir — daughter of the late televangelist and PTI MNA — difficult the courtroom’s decision to enable exhumation of the physique for an autopsy.

The petition in search of the autopsy was filed by a citizen of Karachi. 

It had acknowledged that Hussain’s sudden loss of life has raised suspicions amongst his followers and it’s suspected that he was killed over a property dispute.

The petitioner requested the courtroom to type a particular board for the exhumation and autopsy of Hussain, saying that figuring out the trigger of his loss of life was vital.

In its order, the courtroom had stated that Liaquat’s household — the “heirs of his grave” — have maintained that conducting the anchorperson’s autopsy would violate the sanctity of his grave.

However the courtroom dominated that if the loss of life is suspicious and there’s a worry {that a} crime might need been dedicated, “then the law will have to take its course”.

The heirs of Aamir Liaquat had objected to this and filed an enchantment in opposition to the judicial Justice of the Peace’s decision.

Responding to the order, Hussain’s former spouse Dr Bushra Iqbal had additionally raised a number of questions.

She urged followers to be vocal in opposing the autopsy as “it is a painful procedure for dead people and Islam doesn’t allow it.”

Aamir Liaquat’s loss of life

The PTI dissident was discovered unconscious on June 9 at his home located in Khudadad Colony of the metropolis, in accordance to his servant Javaid.

The 50-year-old was rushed to a hospital the place he couldn’t be resuscitated and was pronounced useless.

His loss of life got here as a shock to the media business and other people vented anger at social media trolls who had hounded the TV host for his botched third marriage.

The physique of the PTI lawmaker was handed over to his household for burial solely after Judicial Justice of the Peace Naukar Abbas allowed it.

Whereas police have been insisting on conducting an autopsy to verify the trigger of loss of life, Hussain’s estranged members of the family, who got here just for his final rites, insisted {that a} postmortem will delay the funeral.

The physique was acquired by the late anchor’s son and final rites have been performed by Chippa.

Hussain was laid to relaxation in a graveyard on the premises of the Abdullah Shah Ghazi shrine in Clifton.

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