A Pakistan police officer said Husain’s condition deteriorated early in the morning after which he was taken to the Aga Khan University Hospital.
New Delhi: Popular televangelist and a politician in Pakistan, Aamir Liaquat Hussain, passed away on Thursday at the age of 50. According to reports, he fell unconscious at his home and was rushed to the Aga Khan University Hospital but the doctors could not revive him.
A Pakistan police officer said Aamir Liaquat Hussain’s condition deteriorated early in the morning after which he was taken to the Aga Khan University Hospital. The police added that the preliminary reports show no foul play but a post-mortem examination will be conducted at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre.
Meanwhile, National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf adjourned the session till 5pm on Friday after receiving news of the politician’s death. Liaquat is survived by two children and was married thrice.
According to reports, Aamir Liaquat Hussain had switched from televangelism to politics and had become an MP of Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party.
Aamir Liaquat Hussain’s career was dogged by controversy and he allegedly gave babies to childless couples on TV and was banned for hate speech. His third wife, Dania Shah, 18, divorced him last month, prompting Aamir Liaquat Hussain to announce publicly that he is planning to leave Pakistan.
Aamir Liaquat Hussain had earlier been a key leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and had parted ways with the party in August 2016 by saying that he would leave politics.
Liaquat’s claim to fame came from the years he spent in the media limelight. In 2001, he joined Geo TV where he hosted Aalim Online, a religious programme that gained him a large following. Later, Liaquat hosted Ramazan transmissions on both Geo TV and Bol News. The last show he hosted was Bol House with Amir Liaquat.
The President of Pakistan tweeted his condolences and his official handle said, “President Dr Arif Alvi expresses grief over the sudden death of Member National Assembly Amir Liaquat Hussain. Prayers of forgiveness for the late President, prayers of high ranks. The President expressed sympathy and patience to the family of the deceased.”
Aamir Liaquat Hussain’s “aha wah wah wah” at a television show had sparked off several memes and are still used in funny videos.