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Pakistan marks 69th death anniversary of Shaheed-e-Millat Liaquat Ali Khan


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

16th Oct, 2020. 11:19 am
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Liaquat Ali Khan

Pakistan, with great devotion, today marks the 69th death anniversary of  Shaheed-e-Millat Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan.

In 1913, Ali Khan attended the Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College (now Aligarh Muslim University), graduating with a BSc degree in Political science and LLB in 1918.

October 16 was the infelicitous day when in 1951 the first Prime Minister of Pakistan was assassinated during a public meeting at Company Bagh in Rawalpindi which was later named Liaquat Bagh after him. Khan was rushed to a hospital and given a blood transfusion, but he succumbed to his injuries.

Liaquat Ali Khan, just like his leader (Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah) was a lawyer by profession. Liaquat Ali Khan entered politics in 1923. He then struggled with Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah to get a separate homeland for Muslims of the sub-continent.

Liaqat Ali Khan was buried at the Mazar-e-Quaid compound in Karachi.

Furthermore, with the passage of time, he became a renowned name among the Indian Muslims for his struggle and hard work for an independent Muslim state. Ali Khan’s credentials secured him the appointment of Pakistan’s first Prime Minister. Ali Khan’s foreign policy sided with the United States and the West, though his foreign policy was determined to be a part of the Non-Aligned Movement. Facing internal political unrest.

Popularly, he is known as Quaid-i-Millat (Leader of the Nation) and Shaheed-i-Millat (Martyr of Nation), by his supporters.

On the account of his death anniversary, people visit his grave and pray Fateha for the deceased soul.

Seminars, conferences, lectures, and other condolence activities are being held in the remembrance of the national hero and Shaheed-e-Millat for his services to the country.