KARACHI: A sessions court on Saturday stayed till Aug 11 exhumation of the body of late Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf MNA Dr Aamir Liaquat Hussain for a post-mortem examination.

Additional Sessions Judge-II (East) Ghulam Mustafa Leghari passed the order on an application filed by family of the former lawmaker — Dua-e-Aamir and Ahmed Aamir — who had challenged the June 18 order of a judicial magistrate that allowed a citizen’s application to exhume their father’s body to ascertain the ‘actual cause of his death’.

The magistrate had observed that the cause of his death was still uncertain, which itself had raised question about either it was natural or unnatural and could only be ascertained after exhumation of the body and its examination.

Advocate Zia Awan for the applicants claimed that the citizen, Ahad, on account of his previous political rivalry with the late MNA had filed the application for exhuming the body for an autopsy.

He expressed apprehension that his clients would suffer an irreparable loss if the stay order was not granted.

The judge, without touching the merits of the magistrate’s order, suspended its operation till the next date of hearing set for Aug 11.

He also issued notices to respondents to file their comments on the next date.

Earlier, the MNA’s family had challenged the magistrate’s decision in the Sindh High Court that had granted an interim stay against exhumation of the victim’s body.

Published in Dawn, August 7th, 2022

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