Honour is not just of a woman’s: Aamir Liaquat’s first wife Bushra Iqbal on popular host’s death
In a recent podcast appearance, Bushra Iqbal, the first wife of the late Aamir Liaquat, offered a glimpse into the life of the renowned television personality before and after his passing. With candid and heartfelt words, she delved into matters of honour, family, and the challenges faced by both men and women in society.
Whilst addressing the ordeal of the leaked video and the celebrated personality’s subsequent passing, Bushra stated, “Honour is not just a woman’s. A man has honour as well. Had this happened to a woman, the entire country would have been out on the street, burning things. But a woman had done this. Men and women are kept equal. God has not kept the level of punishment different in the Quran.”
Continuing further, she said, “People didn’t speak up. I was quite hurt. Everyone had their fun. YouTubers, members, everyone…People should think, ‘What if this happened to me?’ The best of people end up killing themselves. Who [ends up killing themselves]? Those who have no shame or honour. Otherwise, people have a lot of videos leaked, it was his honour. There are many videos of him crying. Some people claim we weren’t in contact. About facing his kids, he’s crying and saying – there are many audios that people haven’t even heard, I have them, on which basis I am fighting the case.”
She further revealed, “He’d be crying wondering how he’d face his kids – it’s not easy. A person has died. People raised fingers at the kids as well…He was a very loving father. He was a very loving husband. There was a time when life broke and scattered, our family broke. We were patient. Then it was time to get the kids through a very sensitive age. Took care of them. That didn’t placate people either. Family was snatched, everything was snatched, financially, in every way a person was used and three other people were left in pain. We left it to God, we still have. But it’s not easy.”
Regarding the matter of their paths diverging upon his subsequent marriages, Bushra said, “Neither did I leave him, nor did I want to. God knows best the affection I had for him. He did not want to leave me either. The other family, there was pressure, and a person becomes helpless due to circumstances.”
Throughout the podcast, Bushra also offered sincere praise for her deceased former partner, describing him as her “boss” and “mentor” from whom she learned extensively. Her admiration for her late partner shone through as she remembered him fondly.
When discussing Dania Shah, who has been connected to recent events, Bushra said, “There is a difference between being a life partner and being the reason for a life ending.” She also said she did not want to take Dania’s name, adding, “God save us from such women.” Bushra also recalled a request made by her late husband while he was alive, owing to frequent death threats. She shared that he had requested that if he ever passed away, she should not allow a postmortem examination.