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

The TV personality had parted ways with MQM after he was detained by Rangers in August last year


News Desk October 24, 2017
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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