Pakistani comedian Liaquat Soldier. — File photo

ISLAMABAD: Famous Pakistani comedian Liaquat Soldier passed away after a heart attack in Karachi on Wednesday.

He was participating in a live television show in a special transmission for the World Cup semifinal between India and Pakistan when he suffered a heart attack and passed away while being transported to a hospital.

According to a private television channel, Liaquat Soldier started his acting career in 1973 and performed with all major actors in more than 250 television plays.

Several television celebrities, including Moin Akhtar, Shahzad Raza, Rauf Lala, Ismail Tara and Zeba Shahnaz, expressed grief over his death and said Liaquat was one of the great stage comedians of the country.

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