Weeks After His Nude Video Leaked, Islamic Televangelist Mysteriously Dies

Pakistan’s controversial trailblazing televangelist and politician Aamir Liaquat was declared dead on arrival at a hospital in Karachi on June 9, weeks after a private video of him leaked online in which he was seen naked next to a substance that looked like drugs.

Police are currently investigating the circumstances around his death.

The 50-year-old left behind two children, two ex-wives, an estranged third wife, and a contentious legacy, which continues in his death.

Liaquat’s family refused to allow a post-mortem examination to determine his cause of death and police prevented them from burying his body on June 10. The family has taken the police to court.

A self-declared religious scholar, celebrity politician, and even a sex symbol to some, Liaquat was frequently the subject of memes and was often embroiled in controversies. In his 20-year career, he was lauded for his accessible and entertaining religious programming, but was also “cancelled” for flipping political parties, appending “Doctor” to his name without earning a PhD, claiming fake college degrees, speaking hate against minorities, and giving away abandoned babies on TV.

Despite all this, Liaquat always bounced back from controversies and retained a loyal following.

Some are now blaming his death on depression. He was bullied online after his nude video leaked, and he recently had a very public falling out with his third wife.

The megastar’s cause of death is yet to be confirmed. Liaquat was found unconscious in his home in Karachi city after which he was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.

In May, Liaquat’s third wife, the teenager Dania Shah, had filed for divorce alleging domestic abuse and forceful confinement. When news of their marriage initially broke in February, many accused Liaquat of entrapping and grooming the teenager with his wealth, fame and influence. Liaquat had been divorced twice before his marriage to Shah. After the announcement of their impending divorce, Shah also accused the televangelist of substance abuse.

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Source: Vice