Who is Aamir Liaquat and his controversies
Aamir Liaquat Husain (49) is a Pakistani politician and popular TV host famous for his controversial tweets in 2021. He is a former member of the National Assembly (MNA) who passed away on Tuesday in Karachi as reported by Geo News.
He was found unconscious at his home in Khudad Colony and quickly taken to a nearby private hospital in a very critical condition. The Express Tribune has reported that the National Assembly speaker has confirmed to postpone their upcoming session of the House.
He was famous for his controversies. He married Dania Shah in his 3rd marriage which was jeopardized 3 months later. In an exclusive interview, she said, “Liaquat was cruel. He would lock me in my room for four days straight. he wouldn’t give me food on time and kept me awake all night. I’m not even old enough.” She has also claimed that Mr. Husain has threatened to shoot her once.
In February 2021, Husain again got tangled in another controversy when he shared an image of a Hindu deity to mock PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz. Many netizens and politicians have condemned his actions. In response, Husain wrote an apology saying, “sentiments of the Hindu community were hurt,” further stating that he didn’t mean to do it. The incident was highly criticized by the chief of the Pakistan Hindu Council, Ramesh Vankwani.
Aamir Liaquat Husain is the son of Politician Sheikh Liaquat Hussain and writer Mehmooda Sultana. He received his Bachelor of Medicine, and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree from Medical College, Jamshoro in 1995. He obtained his Ph.D. in Islamic Studies from Trinity College and University, Spain in 2002. He gained a degree in Master of Arts in Islamic Studies in 2002 from Trinity College and University.
Even his educational qualifications became a matter of controversy when the Guardian reported the Trinity College and University in Spain as a scam where people can buy degrees for cheap. The University of Karachi also declared his BA degree in Islamic Studies was fake as well in 2005.
Hussain is an elected Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan in 2002. He was also the founder of the Memhooda Sultana Foundation 2013 founded after his mother’s name.