Friday, June 10, 2022

Amid tears and tributes, Aamir Liaquat laid to rest at Abdullah Shah Ghazi graveyard

Earlier, police had stopped Hussain's burial until an autopsy is conducted to determine exact cause of death

People offering the funeral prayer of Aamir Liaquat Hussain. — Screengrab via Geo News
People offering the funeral prayer of Aamir Liaquat Hussain. — Screengrab via Geo News
  • Hussain's burial held at 5:30pm today.
  • He passed away a day earlier under mysterious circumstances in Karachi.
  • Deceased will be laid to rest at the Abdullah Shah Ghazi graveyard.

KARACHI: Famous TV personality and PTI MNA Aamir Liaquat Hussain has been laid to rest at Karachi's Abdullah Shah Ghazi graveyard after his funeral prayers were offered here on Friday.

A large number of people, including Hussain's family and friends, attended the prayers. Former governor of Sindh Imran Ismail and former mayor of Karachi Farooq Sattar also attended the funeral. 

The police reached a settlement regarding the matter of the deceased's burial and decided to hand the body to Ahmed Aamir, the son of Hussain. Pakistani social worker Ramzan Chhipa performed the ghusl (the process of washing and shrouding the deceased ahead of burial) of the PTI MNA.

Earlier, the police stopped Hussain's burial for an autopsy to determine the exact cause of his death. However, his family was not on board. 

The 50-year-old televangelist passed away on Thursday. The news of his untimely death sent shock waves across the country.

Hussain had revealed in one of his recent video statements that he has booked a grave in the graveyard of Abdullah Shah Ghazi's shrine. His parents, politician Sheikh Liaquat Hussain and columnist Mahmooda Sultana are also buried at the same spot and he will be laid to rest beside them.

— Thumbnail image: Screengrab/Twitter