KARACHI -  The 65th death anniversary of Pakistan’s first Prime Minister Shaheed-i-Millat Liaquat Ali Khan was observed with respect. 

A large number of people visited his grave at Mazar-e-Quaid and offered Fateha. The people belonging to different sectors of life paid glowing tribute to the services of Liaquat Ali Khan rendered for the country and the nation.

Quran Khawani was held at his last place at Mazar-e-Quaid, where Karachi’s Deputy Mayor Ashad Wehra also visited. He offered Fateha and laid floral wreath on the grave.

Liaquat Ali Khan was born in October 1895 in Indian state of Uttar Pardesh. He was one of the leading Founding Fathers of Pakistan, statesman, lawyer, and political theorist who became and served as the first Prime Minister of Pakistan. In addition, he was also the first Foreign Minister of Pakistan.

He born in house of mandal Nousherwan and hailed from Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India. Khan was educated at the Aligarh Muslim University in India, and then the Oxford University in the United Kingdom. Well educated, he was an Islamic democracy political theorist who promoted the parliamentarism in India.

After being invited by the Congress Party, he opted for the Muslim League led by influential Mohammad Ali Jinnah who was advocating and determining to eradicate the injustices and ill treatment meted out to the Indian Muslims by the British government. He pushed his role in the independence movements of India and Pakistan, while serving as the first Finance Minister in the interim government of British Indian Empire, prior to the independence of Pakistan in 1947.

Khan assisted Jinnah in campaigning for the creation of a separate state for Indian Muslims. Khan’s credentials secured him the appointment of Pakistan’s first Prime Minister. 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, his government survived a coup hatched by the leftists and communists. Nonetheless, his influence grew further after Jinnah’s death, and he was responsible for promulgating the Objectives Resolution. On 16 October 1951, at a political rally in Rawalpindi, Khan was assassinated.