Liaquat Ali Khan

First Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic Of Pakistan (1895–1951)
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Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan (Urdu: لیاقت علی خان, Liāqat Alī Khān, October 1, 1895 – October 16, 1951) was a Pakistani politician. He was the first Prime Minister of Pakistan and Defence Minister. Liaquat rose to political importance as a member of the All-India Muslim League.

Liaquat Ali Khan
1st Prime Minister of Pakistan
In office
14 August 1947 – 16 October 1951
Preceded byOffice Created
Succeeded byKhawaja Nazimuddin
1st Finance Minister of British India
In office
17 August 19433 – 14 August 1947
Preceded byOffice Created
Personal details
Born2 October 1896
Karnal, British India
DiedOctober 16, 1951(1951-10-16) (aged 55)
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Political partyMuslim League

He played an important role in the independence movement of Pakistan from the British Empire. In 1947, he became the prime minister, a position that he held until his assassination in October 1951.[1]

In Pakistan, he is regarded as one of the right-hand men of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the leader of the Muslim League and first governor-general of Pakistan, but stands largely a controversial figure due to his bad relations with Miss Fatima Jinnah an account of which has been published in Qudrat Shahab's "Shahab Nama". He was one of the architect as well as one of the few builders of Pakistan. He tried to organize the social and political life in Pakistan along these lines "in Pakistan, consensus can be desired in all areas of civil life, such as art and literature, politics, religion and education. Liaquat Ali Khan was given the titles of Quaid-e-Millat (Leader of the Nation), and, after his death, Shaheed-e-Millat (Martyr of the Nation).

References change

  1. "First Pakistan PM Liaquat Ali Khan's Murder: What's the Mystery?". October 2019.