Tuesday, 5 July, 2022

Aamir Liaquat Hussain: Pakistan's shock televangelist dies at 49

One of Pakistan's most prominent and contentious TV hosts, Aamir Liaquat Hussain, has died aged 49 after being found unconscious at home in Karachi.

The anchor was taken to hospital but pronounced dead on arrival. A post mortem exam is being carried out.

Aamir Liaquat Hussain switched from televangelism to politics, becoming an MP for Imran Khan's PTI party.

His career was dogged by controversy - he gave babies to childless couples on TV and was banned for hate speech.

The outspoken anchor was married three times - and was currently in the midst of a controversy after his latest marriage broke up publicly and acrimoniously.

His third wife, 18-year-old Dania Shah divorced him last month, prompting Hussain to announce publicly that he planned to leave Pakistan.