Medical board formed for exhumation of Aamir Liaquat’s body on June 23

A six-member medical board has been formed for the exhumation of Aamir Liaquat Hussain’s body that will be carried out on June 23 at the shrine of Abdullah Shah Ghazi.

According to a notification from the provincial Health Department, the exhumation of the body of famous televangelist Dr. Aamir Liaquat Hussain will be carried out on June 23 after the court ordered an autopsy to find the actual cause of death.

Police Surgeon Dr. Samiya Syed after being appointed head of the board, has formed the medical board that will exhume Aamir Liaquat’s body on June 23 and conduct an autopsy to find if the cause of death was natural or if he was murdered.

Additional Police Surgeon Shahid Nizam, Head of Department Forensic Medicine Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Centre Pervez Makhdoom, Forensic Expert Dr. Hariram Lohana, Dr. Gulzar Ali Solangi and Medico-Legal Officer (MLO) Dr. Areeb Baqai have been included in the medical board.

The samples for post-mortem will be collected from the deceased’s grave without shifting the body.

Earlier, Judicial Magistrate East Wazir Hussain wrote a letter to Sindh’s Health Secretary for the formation of a medical board. Karachi’s local court had ordered that a medical board to conduct the post-mortem of Aamir Liaquat Hussain be formed for the exhumation of the body.

The SHO of Brigade Police Station was ordered by the court to arrange for an autopsy after he submitted the report that an internal examination was required to determine the cause of death.

During the hearing of the post-mortem petition in the court, Dr. Aamir Liaquat’s family said that conducting a post-mortem would violate the sanity of his grave but the court still ordered to carry out the post-mortem to find the actual cause of death because of suspicion in the death.

Dr. Aamir Liaquat was found unconscious at his residence in the Khudadad Colony of Karachi. He was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The death had come as a shock for the people across the country. The body of Aamir Liaquat was handed over to the family after they denied an autopsy that was approved by judicial magistrate Naukar Abbas despite insistence from the police to carry out an autopsy to ascertain the cause of death.

Hanif Samoon is a senior journalist based at Thar/Badin and contributes reports from different districts of Sindh to Minute Mirror. He has won a number of awards, including the Agahi Award twice for his stories on health and child rights. He tweets @HanifSamoon1 and can be reached through email at