Judicial Magistrate’s order regarding postmortem of Amir Liaqat suspended

Judicial Magistrates order regarding postmortem of Amir Liaqat suspended

Sindh High Court suspends post-mortem order of Judicial Magistrate

Amir Liaquat Hussain’s son and daughter-in-law filed a constitutional petition in the Sindh High Court against the June 23 order of the Judicial Magistrate. The petition also sought stay of post-mortem of Amir Liaquat and setting the petition for immediate hearing.

A two-member bench of the Sindh High Court heard the petition of Amir Liaquat Hussain’s children in which the court, after a brief hearing, issued a restraining order on the postmortem of Amir Liaquat. The court suspended the order of Judicial Magistrate Sharqi to conduct postmortem of Amir Liaqat. The Judicial Magistrate had on June 23 ordered exhumation of Amir Liaqat for autopsy.

Talking to media outside the court, Zia Awan Advocate, lawyer of Amir Liaquat’s family, said, “We think that Amir Liaquat died of depression. The family will go to court against those who caused depression.”

He said a stranger went to court and obtained an autopsy order, the petitioner had said there was a property dispute.

Zia Awan said the magistrate had examined the body twice, police said there were no signs of torture on Amir Liaquat’s body, while police had also inspected the scene.

He also said that Benazir Bhutto and Liaquat Ali Khan had not been autopsied.

Prominent TV anchor, speaker and MNA Amir Liaquat was found unconscious in his room on June 9. Amir Liaquat was rushed to hospital where his death was confirmed.

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