ISLAMABAD: The 64th death anniversary of first Prime Minister of Pakistan Shaheed-e-Millat Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan was observed across the country on Friday with great devotion and respect. 16th of October was the unfortunate day when in 1951 the first Prime Minister of the country was assassinated during a public meeting at Company Bagh in Rawalpindi which was later named Liaquat Bagh after him. Qurani Khawani was held at his grave on Friday Morning. Large number of people also visited his resting place, at the compound of Mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam to pay their respect Liaquat Ali Khan and offered Fateha for the departed soul.
In the memory of the great leader, seminars, debates, speeches and other condolence events were held to pay tribute to Shaheed-e-Millat for his services for the nation.
His role in the creation of Pakistan is regarded as a milestone. He was born in India’s city Karnal and got his law degree from OxfordUniversity.
He returned to the country in 1923 and joined Muslim League and became the secretary general of the party in 1936.
He was a close confidante of Quaid-e-Azam, the founder of Pakistan.
In 1948, he became the nation’ s guardian as its first Prime Minister after the death of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
He assisted Muhammad Ali Jinnah in campaigning for the creation of a separate state for Indian Muslims.