Liaquat Ali Khan

Major Leaguer

Born on October 1, 1895, Liaquat Ali Khan was the first prime minister of Pakistan. He was the son of a landowner and received education at Aligarh in Allahabad and Exeter College in Oxford. Khan was a barrister by profession and just like his leader, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, he entered politics in 1923, after being elected first to the provincial legislature of the United Provinces and then to the central legislative assembly.

He later joined the Muslim League and soon became closely associated with Jinnah. He first won the respect and then the admiration of the Muslim community for his role in the struggle for Pakistan. After independence in 1947, Liaquat Ali Khan, as the first prime minster of Pakistan, laid down the main lines of policy both, domestic and foreign, that afterward guided the country.

After the demise of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Liaquat Ali Khan was acclaimed as Qaid-i-Millet (Leader of the country. In 1951, he was assassinated in Rawalpindi.