KARACHI: On Tuesday, the Sindh High Court granted the widow of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf legislator Dr. Aamir Liaquat Hussain’s request to participate in a lawsuit brought by his family against the well-known personality’s exhumation and post-mortem.
Through her counsel, Dania Shah applied to the SHC to intervene in the case as a respondent, claiming that she was the only surviving widow of the deceased politician and that the petitioners’ use of her as a required party was “based on hoodwinking the court by hiding genuine facts.”
She stated that she was unable to come before the SHC at this time because she was in iddat in her hometown of Lodhran.A copy of the applicant’s marriage licence with Aamir Liaquat, who had entered into a third marriage with Ms. Shah around five months prior, was also provided. The application was approved by a two-judge panel under the leadership of Justice Mohammad Iqbal, who also instructed the office to give it a number.
The bench noted that this matter had only been partially heard, yet the state’s attorney and the respondents’ counsel had asked for more time so they could give the court legal advice. The matter was therefore postponed until July 28 by the bench.
At the previous hearing, police had informed the SHC that Aamir Liaquat’s post-mortem examination had not been performed at the family’s request and that no conclusions could be drawn about the cause of death based solely on an exterior inspection.Aamir Liaquat was discovered dead at his Karachi home on June 9 in an unexplained incident.