Who Was Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan?


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Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan was the second son of Nawab Rustam Ali Khan. He was born on October 1, 1896, in a Madal Pathan (Nausherwan) family. He completed his graduation in 1918 from M. A. O. College, Aligarh. After his graduation, The Indian Civil Services offered him a job, but he rejected the offer by saying that he wanted to serve his own nation. He got married with his cousin, Jehangira Begum in 1918. After his marriage, he went to London for getting higher education. In 1921, he obtained a Degree in Law from Oxford university and was called as Bar at Inner Temple in 1922.

On his return from England in 1923, Liaquat Ali Khan decided to join politics with the objective of liberating his homeland from the foreign yoke. Right from the very beginning, he was determined to get rid of the injustices and ill treatment given to the Indian Muslims by the British.

In his early life, Liaquat Ali, believed in Indian Nationalism but his views gradually changed. He was invited by the Congress Leaders to join their party, but he did not agreed and joined the Muslim League Party in 1923. Under the leadership of Quid-e-Azam, the Muslim League held its annual session in Lahore. The aim of this session was to revive the League. Liaquat Ali Khan attended this conference alongwith many other young Muslims.
During this time, Muhammed Ali Jinnah had gone to the United Kingdom. Khan became anwas instrumental force in getting Jinnah back to the subcontinent. Jinnah made Khan the Secretary of the Muslim League. Thus in the 1940s, Khan was intensively involved in convincing the British of the need for a separate Muslim homeland in India.

This helped lead to the formation of Pakistan in 1947. Liaquat Ali Khan was made the first Prime Minister. During his time in office, he dealt with the setup of a new government which was plunged into a war with neighboring India. After that it had to face a refugee crisis due to the Partition.

Finally, he also managed to quell the 1st coup attempt in Pakistan to overthrow his Government by Major General Akbar Khan in Rawalpindi Conspiracy Case 1951.
Khan's time as Prime Minister was broke in by an assassin's bullet. On October 16, 1951, he was scheduled to make an important announcement in a public meeting at Municipal Park, Rawalpindi. Upon his death, Liaquat Ali Khan was given the honorary title of "Shaheed-I-Millat" / "Martyr of the Republic".
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Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan was one of the founding members of Pakistan. He worked along with Quaid-e-Azam, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, for the creation of the new nation. Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan became the First Prime Minister of Pakistan at the time of independence. Quaid-e-Azam was Governor General of and president of Pakistan. After the death of Quaid-e-Azam, a great responsibility of guiding the new nation fell on the Prime Minister, Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan. He was remarkable Statesman and a farsighted leader of the Muslim League.

He took the first opportunity to project Pakistan at an international level by visiting the United States of America in 1950. The Tour was very successful and improved international relations with other countries. In his effort to improve the relationship with India, Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan signed the historical Liaquat and Nehru Pact. He emphasized on developing the educational system in country, he encouraged the opening of schools and technical institutions.

He focused on development of the country and leading it to scientific and technological progress. His main task was to form the constitution for Pakistan. On 16th October, 1951, while addressing a public meeting at Rawalpindi, Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan was assassinated by an Afghan named Said Akber, who wa later killed by the security guards. He became known as "Shaheed-e-Millat".

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