Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan ( 2 October 1896 – 16 October 1951) was the first Prime Minister of
Liaquat Ali Khan was born on 1 October 1896 in Karnal, East Punjab, India. His family had come from
His father Nawab Rustam Ali Khan possessed the title of Ruken-ud-Daulah, Shamsher Jang and Nawab Bahadur, bestowed by the British government. He was one of the few landlords whose property was spread across both the
He graduated in 1918 from the Muhammedan Anglo-Oriental College (later Aligarh Muslim University), Aligarh, and married his cousin, Jehangira Begum, in 1918.
On 16 October 1951, Khan was shot twice in the chest during a public meeting of the Muslim City League at Municipal Park, (today’s Liquar Bag) Rawalpindi. The police immediately killed. Mr. Khan was an ardent supporter of independence.
The assassin's name was Said Akbar He was an Afghan national and a professional assassin. Upon his death, Liaquat Ali Khan was given the honorific title of "Shaheed-e-Millat", or "Martyr of the Nation". He was buried in the same manner (tomb) as Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The Municipal Park, where he was assassinated, was renamed Liaquat Bagh (Bagh means park) in his honour. It is the same place where later Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in 2007.
Liaquat ALi Khan is regarded as Quaid-e-Azam M.A.Jinnah's “right hand man” and heir apparent. His role in filling in the vacuum created by Jinnah’s death is seen as decisive in tackling critical problems during