Dr Aamir Liaquat Hussain, who once quit politics 'for good', set to join PTI

Published: October 24, 2017
Aamir Liaquat Hussain. PHOTO: FILE

Aamir Liaquat Hussain. PHOTO: FILE

TV personality, religious scholar and politician Dr Aamir Liaquat Hussain is all set to join the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), party officials have said.

“Dr Aamir Liaquat to announce joining PTI at a press conference on 25th October 2017 in Karachi,” PTI’s Faisal Javed Khan tweeted on Tuesday.

PTI Karachi leader Imran Ismail also confirmed the development on his Facebook page.

The TV host had parted ways with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) after a brief detention at Rangers headquarters in August last year.

He was detained along with nine other MQM leaders after party workers attacked media houses following the party’s supremo Altaf Hussain’s ‘anti-Pakistan’ speech.

Amir Liaquat bids farewell to MQM, politics

Speaking to the media the following day, Aamir said he was fed up with the party and the way it functioned and also announced that he was leaving politics for good.

Since then, he has been hosting shows on a private TV channel. He came to fore once again when the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) banned him from appearing on national television for ‘preaching hate’, a decision that was challenged by the Sindh High Court (SHC) but later upheld by the apex court of the country.

Aamir has also served as minister of state for religious affairs in Shaukat Aziz’s Cabinet between 2004 and 2007.

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Reader Comments (22)

  • BrainBro
    Oct 24, 2017 - 10:40PM

    The PTI voters were made a huge fool of. Ayesha Gulalai has a strong point.Recommend

  • Muhammad Saim
    Oct 24, 2017 - 10:42PM

    RIP PTIRecommend

  • Amit Lunia
    Oct 24, 2017 - 10:47PM

    Can somebody “Axactly” tell me about his qualifications with proofsRecommend

  • Nadeem
    Oct 24, 2017 - 10:49PM

    Aamir Liaquat Hussain will make a fine prime ministerRecommend

  • Lota
    Oct 24, 2017 - 11:12PM

    He definitely belongs there. He has all the attributes of that party.Recommend

  • Jamal
    Oct 24, 2017 - 11:14PM

    Fake doctor joining a fake party, win-win for both.Recommend

  • Sara
    Oct 25, 2017 - 1:57AM

    First Sheikh Rasheed and now Amir Liaquat. I cannot vote for PTI again. What is Imran Khan thinking? Recommend

  • Sana
    Oct 25, 2017 - 6:55AM

    I think we dont want to discuss aamir luaquat because he dont deserve thisRecommend

  • ahmed
    Oct 25, 2017 - 8:00AM

    PTI is no match for billionaire corrupts …our masses want what they have to offer…sorry to say but PTI has no chance for another 50 years but everyone wants a road and or another gimmick nobody wants to make future oriented decision…for foreseeable future I don’t see PTI I only see NL and PPP and parties like that winning every election …you need money to buy votes NA-120 was a good test…if PTI had spent a few crores then they would have won it.Recommend

  • junglee
    Oct 25, 2017 - 9:33AM

    Great news for all of us!!! Sheikh Rasheed 2.ORecommend

  • Jade
    Oct 25, 2017 - 9:44AM

    Great choice ! the good doctor will be in the like-minded company now. Recommend

  • asad
    Oct 25, 2017 - 9:58AM

    Unfortunate….. for Pakistan and people who have hopes in PTIRecommend

  • Haji Atiya
    Oct 25, 2017 - 9:59AM

    Now PTI will really have an honest-to-goodness joker in the pack. But lK would only surround himself with such characters lest someone more attractive eclipse his ‘majesty’.Recommend

  • Ali
    Oct 25, 2017 - 11:18AM

    RIP PTIRecommend

  • hassan
    Oct 25, 2017 - 2:11PM

    Imran Khan is wrong if he thinks that he can gain votes in Karachi through Amir Liaquat. I’m from Karachi. We had campaigned for the PTI in 2013 so that we could prevent MQM and people like Liaquat from getting into power. This move by Imran will cost him votes from the educated middle and upper classes in Karachi. Recommend

  • mrashidhai
    Oct 25, 2017 - 3:45PM

    Every joker has a right to join PTI. Recommend

  • optimist
    Oct 25, 2017 - 4:24PM

    I remember him saying that he’d be illegitimate if he ever joined politics again!Recommend

  • Weapon
    Oct 25, 2017 - 8:44PM

    That would be my end to PTI support Recommend

  • JustNotyourAverageSomeone
    Oct 25, 2017 - 8:48PM

    No ,please ,we already have enough maniacs !Recommend

  • TheLight
    Oct 25, 2017 - 8:50PM

    No ,Please ,no ,we already have enough maniacs!Recommend

  • AQ
    Oct 26, 2017 - 1:42PM

    Settle down people he is not joining, Even if he joined and did something wrong, he will be treated like Gulalai.Recommend

  • Disappointed
    Oct 27, 2017 - 2:12AM

    What do you have to say about jehangir tareen? His unbelievable wealth through unknown sources can match any corruption.@ahmed: Recommend

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