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SHC suspends order directing Aamir Liaquat’s autopsy

Karachi: Sindh High Court (SHC) Wednesday was able to suspend the decision from a court in the local area that directed the postmortem for Dr. Aamir Liaquat Hussain.

The petition was made by Aamir Liaquat’s daughter and son seeking the court’s intervention to put off the postmortem and exhumation scheduled to take place on the 23rd of June.

The day’s hearing at the beginning of today’s hearing, advocate Zia Ahmed Awan counsel for the petitioner stated that the magistrate presiding over the judicial proceedings (East) has made an order following the hearing of the client’s statement in writing. He claimed that they had resisted the postmortem examination conducted on Aamir Liaquat.

In this case, the judge instructed lawyers to read the decision of the magistrate judicial. In the following the SHC lifted the magistrate’s ruling in relation to Aamir Liaquat’s autopsy.

Following the hearing the former wife Bushra Iqbal broke into tears.

Two members of the SHC bench took up the case on Wednesday.

Judicial Magistrate (East) Wazeer Hussain Mén on June 20 commanded the authorities to perform a postmortem on the body of the televangelist, who passed away earlier in the month under strange circumstances.

A medical board comprised of six members was established to conduct the autopsy in accordance with the court’s orders. Police surgeon Dr. Summaiya Syed was appointed its director.

A second police officer Shahid Nizam, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre’s Forensics Medicine Head of department Pervaiz Makhdoom, medico-legal official Dr Areeb Baqai, forensic expert Dr Hari Ram and Dr Gulzar Ali were members of the board for medical professionals.

The Judicial magistrate (East) accepted the request of a citizen asking for an autopsy of the anchorperson.

The petition stated the fact that Hussain’s death in a sudden manner has raised suspicions with his fans . It is believed that he was killed due to the dispute over property.

The petitioner asked the court to create an exclusive board for the autopsy and exhumation of Hussain in order to determine the reason for his death was essential.

In the order the court had stated that the family of Liaquat — also known as the “heirs of his grave” have argued that the execution of the anchorperson’s post-mortem is a violation of the dignity of his grave.

The court, however, had ruled that in the event of a death was in doubt and there’s risk that a crime may be committed, the law must follow its own course.

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