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Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan



Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan


(1895-1951)

Quaid-e-Millat Liaquat Ali Khan was Pakistan's first Prime Minister. Born into a wealthy family in 1895, Liaquat Ali Khan was educated at the MAO College, Quaid-e-Millat Liaquat Ali Khan and also studied at Allahabad and Oxford universities before becoming a barrister in London in 1922. In 1923 he returned to India and joined the All-India Muslim League, which became the main political party representing Muslims in India before independence. From 1926 to 1940 Liaquat Ali Khan held a variety of positions in local politics, working closely with Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah. He helped persuade Jinnah to return to India from London in 1933 and was acknowledged as Jinnah's "right hand" from 1943. From 1940 onwards he worked to popularize the "Pakistan Resolution" around India and to build support for an independent Pakistan, separate from India. Quaid-e-Millat Liaquat Ali Khan He was closely involved in the negotiations over the form of independence to be granted to India after World War II and was Finance Minister in the Interim Government of 1946-1947. Liaquat Ali Khan was the obvious choice to become Prime Minister of independent Pakistan in 1947 and became the country's senior leader after the death of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah in 1948. His period in office was marked by difficult relations with Hindustan, following the Indo-Pakistan War of 1947-1948, but also did much to define and consolidate the new state both internationally and domestically. It was Liaquat who drafted the "Objectives Resolution" of 1949 that charted a course for the country. He did not, however, go far enough in satisfying religious extremists who wanted to base laws on the Qur'an and was assassinated in 1951, in circumstances which are still obscure.

Enscription of Quaid-e-Millat Liaquat Ali Khan's name on his grave in the Mausoleum complex




Statements by Liaquat Ali Khan during tour of USA, May 1950

"We Muslims believe in God and His supreme sovereignty. In one of the large towns of Pakistan is an educational institution, built by some God-fearing people from your country. In the entrance hall is a marble tablet and on it are the words 'Except the Lord build the House, they Labour in vain that build it.' That is exactly what we believe, whether we build a house or a state."
Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan - Explaining the ideology of Pakistan

"I can do it in one sentence. A man goes out to distribute charity in the streets and finds no one to recieve charity... Islam believes in the right of private ownership and individual enterprise, but it does not encourage concentration of unearned wealth in few hands."
Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan - Explaining to the American Audience the meaning of 'Islamic Socialism'

"In Kashmir this is our main grievance - two years have elapsed and the date of the plebiscite is not yet within sight. Pakistan has been willing to arrive at a peaceful and just settlement through negotiation or mediation or, failing both, through arbitration... But to force and coercion we shall never submit."
Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan - On Kashmir

I suddenly see the United States of America as an island - a fabulously prosperous island where God has showered His plenty - but nevertheless an island. And round this island I see the unhealthy sea of misery, poverty and squalor, in which millions of human beings are trying to keep their heads above water. At such moments I fear for this great nation as one fears for a dear friend.
With monotonous reiteration during my days in America, I have appealed for international co-operation. Some may have thought I was asking for charity. I only ask for the help of the more experienced countries to put our own men to work, and make our own resources yield their wealth."

Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan - On America



Statement by Vice-President Allen S. Barkely, May 1950

"We have had many guests who have addressed the senate of the United States. I would not wish to draw any comparisons except to say that no address has been more inspiring, more appreciated than this one delivered by the new Prime Minister of a new free country."
Pakistan's PM left a favourable impression on Vice-President Barkely after addressing the US Senate



Images of Liaquat Ali Khan's tour of USA, May 1950

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Official welcoming ceremonies for Pakistan's Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan Inspection of Honour Guard during welcoming ceremonies Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan viewing a dress parade at West Point Military Academy Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan arrives at San Francisco Airport Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan arriving in Houston, Texas
A parade in New York for Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan watching a midshipmen's parade at the Naval Academy Liaquat Ali Khan with his wife Begum Ra'ana Liaquat Ali Khan and William Dywer Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan views the Tomb of the Unknown soldier Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan placing a wreath on the grave of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan arrives at Blair House President Harry S. Truman welcomes Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan speaking with President Harry S. Truman President Harry S. Truman welcoming Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan to Blair House President Harry S. Truman and Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan leaving the airport
Liaquat Ali Khan and Begum Ra'ana Liaquat Ali Khan being welcomed to New York City Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan speaking with Secretary of State Dean Acheson Sam Rayburn greeting Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan Louis Arthur Johnson greeting Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan speaking with Warren Robinson Austin
Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan speaking with Ambassador Ispahani and George Crews McGhee Liaquat Ali Khan & Begum Ra'ana Liaquat Ali Khan at the Overseas Writer's reception Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan speaking with Byron Eugene Price Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan and his wife are welcomed at Chicgo's City Hall Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan speaks with Governor Earl Warren of California
Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan speaking with Houston's mayor PM Liaquat Ali Khan and his wife appearing on Eleanor Roosevelt's TV program Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan meeting Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Begum Ra'ana Liaquat Ali Khan thanking a child for flowers Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan and his wife speaking with girl scouts
Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan and his wife are welcomed at New Orleans Airport Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan signing autographs for children Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan signs autographs for Pakistani residents Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan addressing Washington's National Press Club Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan addresses the U. S. House of Representatives
Begum Ra'ana Liaquat Ali Khan addressing Washington's Junior League Begum Ra'ana Liaquat Ali Khan speaks on 'Women of Pakistan' Begum Ra'ana Liaquat Ali Khan speaks at Barnard College Liaquat Ali Khan receiving a degree from Dwight David Eisenhower at Columbia University Begum Ra'ana Liaquat Ali Khan speaking at the University of Kansas City
Begum Ra'ana Liaquat Ali Khan speaking at Wellesley College Begum Ra'ana Liaquat Ali Khan being interviewed by high school journalists Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan giving an address at the University of California Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan speaking in New Orleans A barbecue luncheon in honour of Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan
Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan viewing prize cattle Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan visits a dairy cattle ranch in California Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan watching an insecticide dusting Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan tours a chemical plant Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan aboard a diesel locomotive
Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan testing a generator at M.I.T Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan learning about engine assembly Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan watching the riveting of a turbine Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan views the assembly of 'Constellations' Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan views the cockpit of a training aircraft
Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan views a Lockheed jet airplane Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan looks through a television camera Begum Ra'ana Liaquat Ali Khan inspecting care packages Begum Ra'ana Liaquat Ali Khan visits a supermarket Begum Ra'ana Liaquat Ali Khan visits a hospital for children
Begum Ra'ana Liaquat Ali Khan meets children at Hull House Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan visits a California schoolroom Begum Ra'ana Liaquat Ali Khan visiting with Walt Disney Begum Ra'ana Liaquat Ali Khan learning the steps in cartoon production Begum Ra'ana Liaquat Ali Khan visiting Charity Hospital
Begum Ra'ana Liaquat Ali Khan visting a high school cooking class Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan viewing an ancient manuscript Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan touring the Houston Ship Channel Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan touring the Naval Academy grounds Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan visting the home of George Washington
Vice President Alben Barkley showing PM Liaquat Ali Khan the Vice Presidential seal Begum Ra'ana Liaquat Ali Khan touring New York's Children's Center Begum Ra'ana Liaquat Ali Khan photographed with students from Hood College Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan poses with a Kansas City family Prime Minister of Pakistan Liaquat Ali Khan, his wife, and other official party members
Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan and his wife with their flying crew Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan visiting a 4-H Club in California Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt entertains Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan and his wife
 
 
   
   
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