Aamir Liaquat Hussain From 1971 to 2022

Aamir Liaquat Hussain From 1971 to 2022

Aamir Liaquat Hussain was a Pakistani politician, columnist and television host. Hussain was a top ranking TV anchor and was listed three times in The 500 influential Muslims worldwide, and was among 100 popular personalities of Pakistan. He was criticized on media numerous times due to his controversial comments about superstars. He was a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan from August 2018 to June 2022. Hussain was born on July 5, 1971, in Karachi’s Khudadad Colony to Shaikh Liaquat Hussain and Mehmooda Sultana. He had only one sibling, Imran Liaquat.

Previously, he was a member of the National Assembly from 2002 to 2007 and served as the Minister of State for Religious Affairs from 2004 to 2007 in the federal cabinet of Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz. He died on 9 June 2022 in his room at his residence due to suffocation, as per police his house was full of smoke due to a generator. Aamir Hussain got married thrice and he has 2 children with his first wife Bushra. His second marriage was with Tuba Anwar and his third marriage was with 18 years old Dania Shah. 

  • In 1995 he graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from Liaquat Medical College Jamshoro.
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Islamic Studies in 2002.
  • Master of Arts in Islamic Studies in 2002 from Trinity College and University.
  • Bachelor of Arts from Karachi University.

Aamir Liaquat Hussain’s Television Career

Hussain was a radio broadcaster on FM101.He is also known for hosting Ramadan transmissions; for Suhur and Iftar, for many years. He started his television career at Pakistan Television Corporation but was fired shortly thereafter. He joined Geo TV as founding member in 2001 where he hosted religious program Aalim Online. In 2010, Hussain left Geo TV and joined ARY Digital Network as managing director of ARY Qtv and as executive director of ARY Digital. He hosted religious program Aalim Aur Aalam there. He then hosted Pehchan Ramazan in 2012, after rejoining Geo TV, and Amaan Ramazan in 2013. In January 2014, he became the vice president of Geo TV, and hosted game show Inaam Ghar.

In June 2014, he joined Express Media Group as president and Group Editor of religious content on Daily Express,and hosted Pakistan Ramazan. Hussain then rejoined Geo TV and hosted Subh-e-Pakistan from November 2014, and also became president of Geo Entertainment in November 2015. He then joined BOL media group in 2016, and started hosting current affairs talk show Aisay Nahi Chalay Ga.

There, he hosted Ramazan Mein BOL in 2017, during which he also started hosting a game show; Game Show Aisay Chalay Ga. He left BOL in November 2017. In 2019, he joined Pakistan Television Corporation. In January 2016, it was reported that Hussain would make Pakistani film debut in an upcoming film of Syed Noor, alongside Saima Noor as lead cast. In April 2019, he announced that he will play Burhan Wani in Ayub Khoso’s upcoming film, based on the Kashmir issue. In April 2020, he started hosting a game show called “Jeeway Pakistan” which airs on Express TV.

Aamir Liaquat Hussain Political Career

Hussain was elected as the Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan for the first time in the 2002 Pakistani general election on the ticket of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement from NA-249 (Karachi-XI) constituency and was appointed Minister of State for Religious Affairs and Zakat and Ushar Division in September 2004 in the Shaukat Aziz cabinet. As the junior minister of Religious Affairs, Hussain asked religious scholars from Pakistan to issue a ‘Fatwa’ regarding suicide bombings in May 2005. In June 2005, he was attacked by enraged youths during his visit to Jamia Binoria. Police however denied that any incident of manhandling of Hussain had taken place and said that the crowd only chanted slogans.Hussain was the minister of state for Religious Affairs until July 2007, when his party asked him to resign from his position as Minister, and from his seat as a member of the National Assembly. According to an official statement, the party was unhappy with statements made by Hussain against Salman Rushdie. In 2007, he resigned from politics. Later in 2008, MQM also expelled him from the party.

Hussain joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in March 2018. He was re-elected to the National Assembly as a PTI candidate for constituency NA-245 (Karachi East-IV) in the 2018 Pakistani general election. On 4 October 2021, he resigned from his National Assembly of Pakistan’s seat and left Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.

Mehmooda Sultana Foundation

In 2005, he urged the religious scholars to issue a fatwa against suicide bombings. He also introduced a bill that was passed. The same year he lost his mother and that drove him into a shell for a while. In a bid to get himself back up, Hussain set up a welfare foundation in his mother’s name. The Mehmooda Sultana Foundation made several contributions to the welfare of the needy. From providing LPG to life-saving food assistance and monetary aid, the MSF supported several families through its Choolha Ghar initiative.

” I categorically believe in Huquq-ul-Ebad (rights of the human being) along with Huquq-Allah (rights of Allah) I also believe in helping the needy persons in a way that even the other hand should not know about it. I have been practicing this way of helping deprived people for years. 2005 was the most distressed year of my life when my beloved mother passed away. Putting aside the grief of my personal loss, I decided to broaden my efforts towards public welfare and two years after in Ramazan 1428 Hijri (September, 2007) this dream came true in a way that Allah enabled me to establish a welfare foundation to serve the needy persons on a large scale. I named it Mahmooda Sultana Charity (MSC) after the name of my mother. With the help of philanthropists in the society I have broaden my efforts in giving hand to people. So lets join hands with me in helping and facilitating the people who are in dire need of our support. You will find, as you look back on your life, that the moments that stand out are the moments when you have done things for others. Believe me no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”

Dr Aamir Liaquat Hussain 

Aamir Liaquat Hussain Death

Aamir Liaquat Hussain died on 9 June 2022 in Karachi.According to a servant, he heard Liaquat scream in pain from his locked room. After enquiring and receiving no reply from him, the servant broke the door and found him unconscious. He was taken to Agha Khan hospital in critical condition where doctors confirmed that he was already dead before reaching hospital. Police suspect that the cause of death was suffocating due to gases from a household generator however the confirmed cause of death has not been verified yet. Foul play has not been ruled out.His funeral prayer was held at Friday June 10, 2022 and led by his son Ahmed Aamir. He laid to rest at Abdullah Shah Ghazi graveyard.

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