Aamir Liaquat Hussain is a Pakistani television host and politician who has been a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan since August 2018. Previously he was a member of the National Assembly from 2002 to 2007 and served as the Minister of State for Religious Affairs from 2004 to 2007 in the federal cabinet of Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz.
Prominent Pakistani actor Ayub Khoso is making a film on Indian atrocities in Indian-administered Kashmir and Aamir Liaquat will make his acting debut in the movie.
“We want to make a clean and themed film about Kashmir,” Khoso said on SAMAA TV’s Naya Din show.
“The film is about Burhan Wani,” confirmed Liaquat, PTI MNA and televangelist. “I will play the role of Burhan Wani.”
Burhan Muzaffar Wani, a young Kashmiri fighter, died in an encounter with the Indian army in in July, 2016https://t.co/HHF3smAdD6
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Burhan Muzaffar Wani was a commander of Kashmiri militant group Hizbul Mujahideen. He gained popularity through his social media presence, which modernized the image of militancy in Kashmir, and made it more relatable to Kashmiri youth. He was killed by Indian security forces on 8 July 2016, sparking protests across Kashmir. These resulted in the deaths of more than 96 peopl and injuries in over 15,000 civilians and 4,000 security personnel. The unrest following his death was described as the worst in the region since 2010, with Kashmir being placed under 53 consecutive days of curfew, which was only completely lifted on 31 August 2016
“Burhan Wani is a hero of the Kashmiri nation,” Liaquat said.