Aamir Liaquat Hussain best TV Anchor
Aamir Liaquat Hussain is a well known politician and broadcaster from Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. Aamir Liaquat Hussain is also former State Minister for Religious Affairs, and an anchor of popular TV programme Aalim Online on Geo TV. On August 6, 2010, he officially joined ARY Digital Network as Executive of ARY’s Religious TVchannel QTV (ARY) Aamir Liaquat Hussain was born on July 5, 1971 at Karachi. Aamir Liaquat Hussain contested 2002 general election under the supervision of Pervez Musharraf, and the platform of his affiliated party Muttahida Qaumi Movement.
He had been attached to print media over 12 years as editor and as columnist in different newspapers. In the
beginning of his career he also worked in radio. As host he did his first program on Geo television network, the
program Aalim Online became symbol of sreading interfaith harmony among sects. He joined ARY Network in 2010 as Executive Director and Managing Director of QTV. He is now hosting the program Aalim Aur Aalam.
In 2005 when Aamir Liaquat Hussain was Minister of State, he made all ulemas to give a collective fatwa against
suicidal attacks.This fatwa was given by Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rahman with the support of 300 religious scholars.
Behind this valuable fatwa, Aamir Liaquat Husain efforts were pretty much there.
In 2008 The King Of Saudi Arab, Shah Abdullah invited him in interfatith conference which was held in Makkah and
Spain, where Aamir Liaquat represented Pakistan.
In 2005 he was attacked during his visit to Jamia Bannoria. In this attack he was saved though but sources said
he was attacked due to the fact that he is against redicalism and extremisim and in favor of interfaith harmony among all sects.
Resignation as minister
On July, 4th, 2007 Aamir Liaquat Hussain resigned Minister of State for Religious Affairs as well as his National Assembly seat after grave and severe differences with Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). According to the party official statement, the party was unhappy with the statements given by Aamir on Lal Masjid and Salman Rushdie.
Dr. Aamir Liaquat Hussain resigned according to himself for personal reasons and according to a source in the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Dr. Aamir Liaquat Hussain was going to be head of a TV station.
Expulsion from MQM
On 10th, September, 2008 Muttahida Qaumi Movement officially cancelled the basic membership of Aamir Liaquat
Hussain, stating that he was involved in propagating his personal views through a TV programme he hosted, which
was completely against the dogma of the party. The charges were allegedly his critical views about Salman.
Rushdie on receiving a knighthood from the British Government. He also showed a soft corner on Lal Masjid in 2007. Though accroding to Dr Aamir he does not agree with the ideology which Lal Masjid believes in but he was against of the operation against Lal Masjid. According to the MQM, however, his televised personal views were incitement of the murder of Ahmadis.
7th September 2008 Aalim Online
On 7 September 2008, Aamir presented anti-Ahmadiyya sentiment program. The Ahmadiyya beliefs were criticized by
using bullying and slang language. The founder of Ahmadiyya movement Mirza Ghulam Ahmad was heavily criticized.
All the type of slang was used in it. In this programs, he said that Ahmadis are liable to be killed. One of the guest mullah was sunni, a preacher of Anti-Ahmadiyya sentiment movement Aalmi Majlis Tahaffuz Khatm-e-Nubuwwat and the other was Shia.On 7 September 2008, Aamir presented anti-Ahmadiyya sentiment program. The Ahmadiyya beliefs were criticized by using bullying and slang language. The founder of Ahmadiyya movement Mirza Ghulam Ahmad was heavily criticized. All the type of slang was used in it. In this programs, he said that Ahmadis are liable to be killed. One of the guest mullah was sunni, a preacher of Anti-Ahmadiyya sentiment movement Aalmi Majlis Tahaffuz Khatm-e-Nubuwwat and the other was Shia
Dr Amir Liaquat’s Message for Pakistani Americans
Interview By Shabbir Ghori
Alim On Line is a television program that is watched in the United States and all over the world. Karachi the capital city of Sindh is full of life.
Emphasizing a point
During the previous general election Karachiites voted for the Muttahida Qaumi Movement as a result of which Muttahida’s elected members reached the assemblies and the party also got the governorship of the province.
Dr Amir Liaquat Hussain while being politically associated with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement and a director of Geo TV, is also the Minister of the State for Religious Affairs.
It was a cool and pleasant evening when Dr Amir Liaquat was being interviewed by the Pakistan Link. Talking of his educational background, Dr Amir said, “Besides doing MBBS, I have also done PhD in Islamic Studies.” He said, “Islam is a wide and comprehensive topic; however, having very little knowledge of the subject I try to inform general masses what exactly Islam is.”
Discussing the most popular program “Alim On Line” Dr Amir said, “I always talk on the issue of Islam while keeping the feelings and belief of people in view. I talk about modern Islam with open mind. I myself have done no creation but always discussed what Islam says. Making any amendment to the most comprehensive and complete religion of Islam is out of question. No one can do this.” Perhaps Dr Amir Liaquat said this as he has been targeted for criticism with different references.
He said, “Such a concept (criticism) developed among people who thought as if I was going to present a new Islam. God forbid, I am a small creature of Almighty Allah, how can I dare make any amendment to the Islam that has been completed and implemented by the Holy Prophet Mohammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallum. I only wanted to present some aspects of the religion under some topic or caption as you know that every picture without caption is incomplete and so that leaves incomplete information. Those who do not have the guts to see the other side of the picture cannot enjoy the right picture of Islam. I tried to tell people about Islam. I had said that Islam is a religion that is a complete guidance of life for human beings. My intention was to present Islam in the simplest way to attract the attention of people as against the religious scholars who present the religion in the hardest form while remaining in a set perimeter.”
Throwing light on his political career and background, Dr Amir said, he entered politics in 1988 by joining the All Pakistan Mohajir Students Organisation (APMSO). However, he said he was not so active in the organization. But at the same time he was the editor of an Urdu newspaper ‘Parcham’ which was a strong spokesman for the MQM. “I always had my own reservations about politics. But, I did not happen to come into politics by chance. President Pervez Musharraf invited me to extend my help in various national affairs. So, for this purpose, I found it necessary to make myself active in my own party before coming into the mainstream of politics. I am proud of being associated with MQM, which is the party of downtrodden masses. I admire the leadership of Altaf Hussain and say openly that whatever I am today is all because of my party. If I am a minister then that is surely because of the party. I have no personal identity but my identity is MQM.”
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