KARACHI: A sessions’ court on Thursday extended till Aug 16 stay against 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 also directed the counsel representing the lawmaker’s family — Dua-e-Aamir and Ahmed Aamir — to submit relevant documents on the next date and adjourned hearing.

The family 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 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 post-mortem examination.

However, the lawmaker’s family 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.

The applicants apprehended that they might suffer an irreparable loss if the stay order against the exhumation was not granted.

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 body.

Published in Dawn, August 12th, 2022

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