Liaquat Ali Khan’s death anniversary observed today
Liaquat Ali Khan is always remembered for his immense struggles alongside Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah to get a separate homeland for Muslims of sub-continent. Later, he served as the first prime minister at critical juncture.
Born and hail from Karnal, East Punjab, Khan Liaquat Ali Khan was educated at the Aligarh Muslim University in India, and then the Oxford University in the United Kingdom.
He was termed as the Islamic democracy political theorist who promoted the parliamentarism in the sub-continent during his times.
Despite being offered to join Congress, he started his political journey with Muslim League led by Mohammad Ali Jinnah who was determined to fight for the rights of Indian Muslims against injustices by the British government.
Prior to partition, he played a significant role in independence movements of India and Pakistan‚ while serving as the first Finance Minister in the interim government of British Indian Empire.
He was a close confidante of Muhammad Ali Jinnah and assisted him in campaigning for the creation of a separate state for Indian Muslims.
Unfortunately, he was assassinated on 16 October 1951‚ during a public meeting of the Muslim City League at Company Bagh (later named Liaquat Bagh after him) in Rawalpindi.
He was later given the title of “Shaheed-e-Millat”, or “Martyr of the Nation”. He is buried at Mazar-e-Quaid compound in Karachi.