Pakistani police investigating death of televangelist-turned-politician

A 2013 photo shows Aamir Liaquat Hussain, host of the Geo TV channel programme Amaan Ramazan, gesturing during a live show in Karachi. PHOTO: REUTERS

KARACHI, PAKISTAN (REUTERS) - Pakistani police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the sudden death of a prominent televangelist-turned-politician on Thursday (June 9).

Aamir Liaquat Hussain, 50, was found unconscious at his home in Karachi and was taken to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead, Ghulam Nabi Memon, provincial police chief, said.

"Police are trying to convince the family to allow the autopsy, since circumstances surrounding death are not clear," Memon told Reuters, speaking on WhatsApp.

He added that he has instructed the Karachi police chief to ensure the postmortem.

The family had refused the autopsy examination and shifted the body to a morgue, the information office for the rescue service said.

Hussain was found motionless at his house by one his employees, who called the rescue service, the service's information said.

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