Pakistani Man Behind Viral ‘Wah Wah’ Meme, Aamir Liaquat Found Dead At His Apartment

Aamir Liaquat, whom many people might remember as the man behind one of the most popular memes, the ‘Wah-Wah’ meme, has reportedly passed away aged 49. He was reportedly found unconscious at his home in Khudad Colony, Karachi and immediately taken to a private hospital, where he was declared dead.

It was reported that Aamir felt some discomfort and chest pain on Wednesday night, however, refused to go to the hospital. One of his employees, Javed, said that he heard a scream from Hussain’s room Thursday morning. His domestic staff banged the door and finally broke it down after receiving no reply from him.

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The National Speaker of Pakistan Pervaiz Ashraf, has postponed the House session after the tragic incident. Aamir Liaquat Hussain was elected as the Member of the National Assembly and served as the Minister of State for Religious Affairs from 2004 to 2007. He was a member of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement at that time.

In 2007, he was asked to resign from his post due to his controversial remarks regarding Salman Rushdie, an Indian-born British-American novelist. He resigned from politics in 2007 and was expelled from the MQM in 2008. However, he joined Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in March, 2018. In the 2018 Pakistani general election, he was re-elected to the National Assembly as a PTI candidate for constituency NA-245 (Karachi East-IV). 

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However, on 4 October, 2021, he resigned from the National Assemnly as well as Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. Along with being a major Pakistani lawmaker and politician, he was also a top ranking TV host and anchor. He has been listed three times in the 500 Most Influential Muslims Worldwide and was among the 100 Most Popular Personalities of Pakistan. He was a very controversial figure throughout his political and TV career.

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