In a state of shock and disbelief, popular TV host and former member of the National Assembly (MNA) Aamir Liaquat Hussain was found dead at his residence on Thursday. He was 49 and married thrice.
PTI leader Jamal Siddiqui confirmed his death and said that an employee of Amir Liaquat informed him about his death. The hospital management said that the cause of the death of Amir Liaquat would be known only after the autopsy.
پاکستان پیپلزپارٹی کے چیئرمین اور وزیرخارجہ بلاول بھٹو زرداری کا رکن قومی اسمبلی ڈاکٹر عامر لیاقت حسین کے انتقال پر اظہار افسوس
ڈاکٹر عامر لیاقت حسین نے صحافت سے لے کر سیاست تک ایک متحرک زندگی گزاری، چیئرمین بلاول بھٹو زرداری@BBhuttoZardari
— PPP (@MediaCellPPP) June 9, 2022
What Actually Happened?
Liaquat was found unconscious at his home in Khudadad Colony and shifted to a private hospital in a critical condition. He reportedly felt discomfort on Wednesday night but refused to go to the hospital. His employee, Javed, said a scream was heard from Liaquat’s room on Thursday morning. Hussain’s domestic staff broke down his room’s door when they did not receive any reply from him, reported Geo News.
Since the news broke, social media users expressed shock, and grief and offered condolences to his family.
President Dr Arif Alvi expressed deep grief and sorrow at Liaquat’s sudden death. In a statement on Twitter, he prayed for the forgiveness of the deceased.
صدر مملکت ڈاکٹر عارف علوی کا ممبر قومی اسمبلی عامر لیاقت حسین کی ناگہانی موت پر اظہار افسوس
صدر مملکت کی مرحوم کیلئے دعائے مغفرت، بلندی درجات کی دعا
صدرمملکت کا مرحوم کے اہل خانہ سے اظہار ہمدردی اور صبر جمیل کی دعا
— The President of Pakistan (@PresOfPakistan) June 9, 2022
Former interior minister Sheikh Rashid prayed for the bereaved family
عوامی مسلم لیگ کے سربراہ اور سابق وفاقی وزیر داخلہ شیخ رشید احمد کا عامر لیاقت حسین کے انتقال پر گہرے دکھ اور رنج کا اظہار۔ اللہ تعالیٰ عامر لیاقت حسین کی مغفرت کرے اور لواحقین کو صبر جمیل عطا کرے۔
— Sheikh Rashid Ahmed (@ShkhRasheed) June 9, 2022
PTI Senator Faisal Javed Khan also prayed for the grieving family. “May God forgive him and bestow his family and loved ones with patience,” he said
اللہ تعالیٰ عامر لیاقت کی مغفرت فرمائے اور انکے خاندان اور عزیز و اقارب اور چاہنے والوں کو صبرِ جمیل عطا فرمائے آمین pic.twitter.com/h3kEp3b8Am
— Faisal Javed Khan (@FaisalJavedKhan) June 9, 2022
🚨 Dr Amir Liaqat hussain passed away in Karachi. Confirmed by one of his fellow.
— Ihtisham Ul Haq (@iihtishamm) June 9, 2022
Just yesterday I had messaged #AmirLiaquat asking if he left Pakistan but today he departed from the world. So shocking. A horrible end to a glorious beginning. May Allah make his last journey easy and forgive his sins.
إِنَّا ِلِلَّٰهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ pic.twitter.com/wz4NSx6S37
— Wajahat Kazmi (@KazmiWajahat) June 9, 2022
— Danny (@Danny_Abbasi) June 9, 2022
Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un
— Sefi Raja🇵🇰 (@92_Sefi) June 9, 2022
— Zarwish 🦋 (@zarwish9) June 9, 2022
— Dr Asima (@DrAsima2) June 9, 2022
Doesn’t matter how sort of a person he was. Laughing on someone’s death is the lowest of humanity one can think of. No one is perfect, everyone makes mistakes. Life after death is between the soul & the Almighty. May he Rest In Peace, ALLAH Maghfirat farmaye, Ameen. #amirliaquat
— S A A D 🇵🇰 (@SaadSays22) June 9, 2022
Members of the fraternity-like Wajahat Rauf, Mohsin Abbas Haider, Zara Noor Abbas, Armeena Rana Khan, Sanam Jhung, Yasir Jaswal, Faysal Qureshi, Omar Shehzad, Haroon Shahid, Humaima Malick and Asad Siddique amongst others prayed for his soul.
Zhalay Sarhadi wrote, “May his soul Rest In Peace. Allah maghfirat farmaeein! Aameen.”
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“And that’s the filth that social media has. The Dark Power. It can ruin people and throw them into a pit of hollowness. And now suddenly Amir Liaqat becomes a sad and shocking demise. Why is everyone shocked? Wasn’t every passed video of him a lead to where he is now?” penned Zara Noor Abbas.
And that’s the filth that social media has. The Dark Power. It can ruin people and throw them into a pit of hollowness. And now suddenly Amir Liaqat becomes a sad and shocking demise. Why is everyone shocked? Wasn’t every passed video of him a lead to where he is now?
— Zara Noor Abbas Siddiqui (@ZaraNoorAbbas) June 9, 2022
“We plan as if we’re going to live forever but aglay lamhay ka pata nahi hota [but we don’t know what’s going to happen the next moment]. Life can be taken away in an instant. Shocking!” wrote actor Armeena Khan.
We plan as if we’re going to live forever but aglay lamhay ka pata nahi hota. Life can be taken away in an instant. Shocking! #amirliaquat
— Armeena ✨ (@ArmeenaRK) June 9, 2022
“Saddened by this news today,”Anoushey Ashraf took to Instagram and penned. “Depression, mental illness can be a very, very real sickness when often left unchecked and can cause serious harm to their victim. Was always encouraging of the idea that maybe his outbursts were a cry for help. Help he may not have known he needed. People may get offended by my thoughts but I’ve genuinely felt a professional would have been able to handle his stresses and personality disorder better.”
— Anoushey Ashraf (@Anoushey_a) June 9, 2022
Anchor and Actor Dua Malik posted several pictures with Liaquat and dedicated a long post to him. “My dear Aamir Bhai, my eyes and heart are both crying. No one knows how many people you helped. The Aamir Bhai who came whenever you asked, the Aamir Bhai who stood with you in times of need, the Aamir Bhai who held your hand when you were in pain. For God’s sake, stop your social wars. Stop mocking people’s deaths on social media. For God’s sake, spread love.”
Filmmaker Wajahat Rauf addressed the trollers to fear God and stop online harassing celebrities.
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Rauf also posted a video message in which he urged parents to take notice of their children’s wrongdoings.
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About Aamir Liaquat Hussain
Born on July 5, 1971, in Karachi to politician Sheikh Liaquat Hussain and columnist Mahmooda Sultana. Hussain started his career in the entertainment industry as a radio broadcaster on FM101. However, he catapulted to fame with his popular Ramazan transmission on a local channel.
Hussain became famous due to a religious program he hosted on a local channel, Aalim Online. In January 2014, he became the vice president of Geo TV and hosted the game show Inaam Ghar. The famous television host was also an important member of PTI. However, in April of this year, Hussain announced his decision of leaving the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf following the dissolution of the National Assembly (NA).
Live and Let Live. That’s the need of the hour. Social media gives voice and enables every tom, dick, and harry to write and speak whatever they feel like. But going to such extent and putting others life at stake is a crime. Whatever Liaquat’s personal life was, his private video that were leaked; sharing it like wildfire just to fetch some views is sick to the core.
This is a developing story that is being updated as the situation evolves.