• Saturday, 9 April 2011

    Liaqat Ali Khan

     

    He was born in the town of Karnal in present-day Haryana, East Punjab, British India, on October 1, 1895,

    He graduated in 1918 from the Muhammedan Anglo-Oriental College and married his cousin, Jehangira Begum, in 1918

    He  became the first Prime Minister of Pakistan, Foreign Affairs & Commonwealth Kashmir Affairs and Defence Minister.

    He was also the first Finance Minister of India in the interim government of India prior to the independence of both India and Pakistan in 1946

    Liaquat was a graduate of Aligarh Muslim University, Oxford University 

    He presented The Objectives Resolution a prelude to future constitutions, in the Legislative Assembly. The house passed it on 12 March 1949. It has been described as the "Magna Carta" of Pakistan's constitutional history

    On 16 October 1951, Khan was shot twice in the chest during a public meeting of the Muslim City League at Company Bagh (Company Gardens), Rawalpindi. The police immediately shot the assassin who was later identified as Saad Akbar

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