SHC suspends order to exhume physique


A collage of images of Aamir Liaquat Hussain (l) and his youngsters (r). — Twitter/Instagram
  • SHC points keep order in opposition to East judicial Justice of the Peace directive.
  • Seeks replies from citizen looking for post-mortem on Hussain.
  • Hussain’s youngsters file plea difficult judicial Justice of the Peace directive.

Sindh Excessive Courtroom (SHC) on Wednesday suspended the orders for the exhumation of well-known televangelist Aamir Liaquat Hussain’s physique for an post-mortem to determine the reason for his loss of life.

Deceased TV host’s youngsters had approached the SHC in opposition to the orders issued by a judicial Justice of the Peace in Karachi.

The judicial Justice of the Peace (East) on Saturday authorized a petition looking for the post-mortem of the deceased anchorperson, who was discovered useless beneath mysterious circumstances at his residence earlier this month.

Hussain’s estranged members of the family, who got here just for his final rites, determined to problem the Justice of the Peace’s orders within the SHC. 

In the course of the listening to, petitioners’ counsel Zia Awan maintained that the judicial Justice of the Peace swiftly issued the order over a random citizen’s plea looking for exhumation and postmortem whereas Hussain’s household was by no means in its favour.

“The plea was a publicity stunt over which the household’s stance wasn’t heard correctly,” Awan acknowledged.

Accepting the plea in opposition to the exhumation of Hussain’s physique, the court docket issued keep in opposition to judicial Justice of the Peace’s order. It additionally issued notices to Abdul Ahad — the petitioner of the plea looking for an post-mortem and different respondents of the case — directing the events to submit their replies on the subsequent listening to.

The exhumation was scheduled to happen tomorrow morning (June 23), a notification issued by the Sindh well being division stated on Tuesday. A six-member medical board has been fashioned for the post-mortem. Police surgeon Dr Summaiya Syed will head the board.

Hussain’s first spouse, Dr Bushra Iqbal has been opposing the postmortem since his loss of life. Responding to the order, Bushra had raised a number of questions on performing an post-mortem on Hussain.

She urged followers to be vocal in opposing the post-mortem because it “is a painful process for useless folks and Islam doesn’t enable it”.

Loss of life

The PTI dissident was discovered unconscious at his home located in Khudadad Colony of the metropolis on June 9, in accordance with his servant Javaid.

The 50-year-old was rushed to a hospital the place he couldn’t be resuscitated and was pronounced useless.

His loss of life beneath mysterious circumstance got here as a shock to the media trade and folks vented anger on the social media trolls who had hounded the TV host for his botched third marriage.

The physique of the PTI lawmaker was handed over to his household for burial solely after Judicial Justice of the Peace Naukar Abbas allowed it.

Whereas police have been insisting on conducting an post-mortem to determine the reason for loss of life, Hussain’s estranged members of the family, who got here just for his final rites, insisted {that a} postmortem will delay the funeral.

The physique was obtained by the late anchor’s son and final rites have been carried out by Chippa. Hussain was laid to relaxation in a graveyard on the premises of the Abdullah Shah Ghazi shrine in Clifton.

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