KARACHI - The Sindh High Court on Wednesday suspended a judicial order for the exhuma-tion and autopsy of Aamir Liaquat’s body after the family approached the court.

The family of renowned TV personality Aamir Liaquat Hussain has approached Sindh High Court (SHC) to reverse a decision from a judicial magistrate for exhumation and autopsy, terming it an un-Islamic act and without the consent of the family.

The petition filed by Aamir Liaquat’s son and daughter sought an immediate hearing of the case as the exhumation and autopsy are planned today.

On June 20, a local court in Karachi ordered the formation of a medical board for the post-mortem examination of former TV host and politician Aamir Liaquat Hussain.

Judicial Magistrate East Wazeer Hussain Memon had written a letter to the pro-vincial health secretary to constitute a medical board and fix a date for the exhumation of the body. The Station House Officer (SHO) of the Brigade Police Station was told to make necessary arrangements in this regard.

Later, a six-member medical board headed by surgeon Samiya Syed has been formed on the court’s orders to exhume Aamir Liaqat’s body. The team would exhume Amir’s body on June 23 and conduct an autopsy to confirm if he died of natural reasons or was murdered.

Additional Police surgeon Shahid Nizam, HOD forensic medicine Jinnah Pervez, Forensic expert Dr Hariram Lohana, Dr Gulzar Ali Solangi and MLO Dr Areeb Baqai are also part of the medical board.