Liaquat Ali Khan, Shaheed-e-Millat’s 68th death anniversary is being observed today (Wednesday).
The death anniversary of the first Prime Minister of Pakistan and close confidante of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is observed on October 16 in the country with great reverence.
Born and hail from Karnal, East Punjab, Liaquat Ali Khan Khan was educated at the Aligarh Muslim University in India, and then the Oxford University in the United Kingdom.
He was assassinated on this day in 1951 during a public meeting of the Muslim City League at Company Bagh, later named Liaquat Bagh in Rawalpindi.
To mark the day, seminars and references are held across the country where speakers paid tributes to Khan Liaquat Ali Khan who struggled with Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah to get a separate homeland for Muslims of sub-continent and later served as first Prime Minister at critical juncture.
Quran Khawani and Fateha Khawani was held on the death anniversary at his Mazar in Karachi.
A large number of people also visit his grave and offer Fateha who was laid to rest on the premises of the mausoleum of the Quaid-e-Azam.
He was one of the most important leaders of the Muslim League and most trusted and close associate of the Quaid-e-Azam.
He assisted Muhammad Ali Jinnah in campaigning for the creation of a separate state for Indian Muslims. Upon his death, he was given the title of “Shaheed-e-Millat”.
Liaquat Ali Khan, under a conspiracy, was shot dead almost six decades ago while addressing a public meeting.