Quick facts
  • AlsoListedIn: Prime Ministers, Political Leaders
  • Also Known As: Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan, Liaquat
  • Famous as: First Prime Minister of Pakistan
  • religion: Sunni Islam, Islam, Shia Islam
  • Born on: 01 October 1895 AD
  • Birthday: 1st October    Famous 1st October Birthdays
  • Died At Age: 56
  • Sun Sign: Libra    Libra Men
  • Born in: Karnal
  • Died on: 17 October 1951 AD
  • place of death: Rawalpindi
  • Spouses: Ra'ana Liaquat Ali Khan, Jehangira Begum
  • education: University of Oxford 1918 - Aligarh Muslim University 1921 - Exeter College Oxford MAO College
  • AlsoListedIn: Political Leaders, Prime Ministers
Long facts
  • Childhood Early Life: Liaquat Ali Khan was born on 1 October 1895 in Karnal, Eastern Punjab of British India into a wealthy family of landlords. His father, Nawab Rustam Ali Khan, was much respected by the British Government and his mother Mahmoodah Begum was a religious lady.
  • Childhood Early Life: His family wanted the young Liaquat to be educated according to the British educational system and arranged for him to study law and political science at the famous Muhammadan Anglo Oriental College (now Aligarh Muslim University). He graduated with a BSc
  • Childhood Early Life: He received scholarships and grants from the British Government which enabled him to attend the Oxford University's Exeter College in England for his higher education. In 1921, Khan was awarded the Master of Law in Law and Justice. He was called to the Ba
  • Childhood Early Life: Liaquat Ali Khan returned to India in 1923 and soon entered national politics. He was disturbed by the injustices and ill-treatment meted out to the Indian Muslims under the British and wanted to work towards eliminating this discrimination. He also stron
  • Childhood Early Life: He was approached by the Congress party but he refused to join them and instead joined the All India Muslim League in 1923. The Muslim League was led by another lawyer Muhammad Ali Jinnah with whom Khan went on to foster a close political relationship in
  • Childhood Early Life: In 1926, he began his political career as an elected member of the United Provinces Legislative Council from the rural Muslim constituency of Muzzafarnagar. In 1932, he was unanimously elected Deputy President of UP Legislative Council.
  • Childhood Early Life: Khan worked closely with Jinnah over the following years. In 1928, the two men decided to discuss the Nehru Report and in 1930, they attended the First Round Table Conference. The conference proved to be a disaster following which Jinnah moved from Britis
  • Childhood Early Life: Jinnah returned to British India after a few years and began re-organizing the Muslim League. In 1936, Jinnah moved a resolution proposing Khan as the Honorary General Secretary which was accepted. In 1940, Khan was made the deputy leader of the Muslim Le
  • Childhood Early Life: Khan’s stature continued to grow in the ensuing years. Following the 1945–46 elections, the Muslim League won 87% of seats reserved for Muslims of British India and Khan was elected Chairman of the League's Central Parliamentary Board. The Indian independ
  • Childhood Early Life: The partition of India took place in 1947 and Pakistan as a separate nation came into existence on 14 August 1947. Liaquat Ali Khan was appointed as the first Prime Minister of Pakistan by the founding fathers of Pakistan.
  • Childhood Early Life: The late 1940s marked a highly tumultuous period in the newly formed nation’s history. Even though Khan was determined that Pakistan be a part of the Non-Aligned Movement, he had to side with the United States in their intense competition with the Soviet
  • Childhood Early Life: As the prime minister, he envisioned a glorious future for the country and took initiatives to develop educational infrastructure, science and technology in Pakistan. He asked the much learned political theorist, educationist and scholar Ziauddin Ahmed to
  • Childhood Early Life: It was during his tenure that the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) was established in 1949. It was followed by the installation of a paper currency mill in Karachi.
  • Childhood Early Life: Despite all his achievements, Khan earned several detractors during his political career. His tenure as the prime minister was marred by the Indo-Pakistan War in 1947 and the Balochistan conflict. His ability as Pakistan’s leader was questioned by the com
  • Childhood Early Life: On 16 October 1951, Liaquat Ali Khan was scheduled to make an important announcement in a public meeting of the Muslim City League at Company Bagh, Rawalpindi. There he was assassinated by a hired assassin, Sa'ad Babrak.
  • Childhood Early Life: Upon becoming the prime minister, Khan implemented initiatives to develop educational infrastructure, science and technology in the country. He appointed Salimuzzaman Siddiqui as his first government science adviser and asked Ziauddin Ahmed to draft the e
  • Childhood Early Life: As the leader of a newly created nation, Khan wanted to develop friendly relations with powerful countries like the U.S. He visited the U.S. and asked for civilian foreign aid for economic and moral support to build Pakistan to which the U.S. agreed. Paki
  • Childhood Early Life: Liaquat Ali Khan married his cousin, Jehangira Begum, in 1918. He married for the second time in 1932. His second wife, Begum Ra'ana, was a prominent economist and an educator who played an influential role in the Pakistan movement. He had three sons from
  • Childhood Early Life: During a public meeting of the Muslim City League at Company Bagh (Company Gardens), Rawalpindi, on 16 October 1951, Khan was shot twice in the chest by a hired assassin. The assassin was immediately killed by the police but the exact motive behind the as
  • Childhood Early Life: He was given the honorific title of "Shaheed-e-Millat", or "Martyr of the Nation" upon his death.
  • Career: Liaquat Ali Khan returned to India in 1923 and soon entered national politics. He was disturbed by the injustices and ill-treatment meted out to the Indian Muslims under the British and wanted to work towards eliminating this discrimination. He also stron
  • Career: He was approached by the Congress party but he refused to join them and instead joined the All India Muslim League in 1923. The Muslim League was led by another lawyer Muhammad Ali Jinnah with whom Khan went on to foster a close political relationship in
  • Career: In 1926, he began his political career as an elected member of the United Provinces Legislative Council from the rural Muslim constituency of Muzzafarnagar. In 1932, he was unanimously elected Deputy President of UP Legislative Council.
  • Career: Khan worked closely with Jinnah over the following years. In 1928, the two men decided to discuss the Nehru Report and in 1930, they attended the First Round Table Conference. The conference proved to be a disaster following which Jinnah moved from Britis
  • Career: Jinnah returned to British India after a few years and began re-organizing the Muslim League. In 1936, Jinnah moved a resolution proposing Khan as the Honorary General Secretary which was accepted. In 1940, Khan was made the deputy leader of the Muslim Le
  • Career: Khan’s stature continued to grow in the ensuing years. Following the 1945–46 elections, the Muslim League won 87% of seats reserved for Muslims of British India and Khan was elected Chairman of the League's Central Parliamentary Board. The Indian independ
  • Career: The partition of India took place in 1947 and Pakistan as a separate nation came into existence on 14 August 1947. Liaquat Ali Khan was appointed as the first Prime Minister of Pakistan by the founding fathers of Pakistan.
  • Career: The late 1940s marked a highly tumultuous period in the newly formed nation’s history. Even though Khan was determined that Pakistan be a part of the Non-Aligned Movement, he had to side with the United States in their intense competition with the Soviet
  • Career: As the prime minister, he envisioned a glorious future for the country and took initiatives to develop educational infrastructure, science and technology in Pakistan. He asked the much learned political theorist, educationist and scholar Ziauddin Ahmed to
  • Career: It was during his tenure that the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) was established in 1949. It was followed by the installation of a paper currency mill in Karachi.
  • Career: Despite all his achievements, Khan earned several detractors during his political career. His tenure as the prime minister was marred by the Indo-Pakistan War in 1947 and the Balochistan conflict. His ability as Pakistan’s leader was questioned by the com
  • Career: On 16 October 1951, Liaquat Ali Khan was scheduled to make an important announcement in a public meeting of the Muslim City League at Company Bagh, Rawalpindi. There he was assassinated by a hired assassin, Sa'ad Babrak.
  • Career: Upon becoming the prime minister, Khan implemented initiatives to develop educational infrastructure, science and technology in the country. He appointed Salimuzzaman Siddiqui as his first government science adviser and asked Ziauddin Ahmed to draft the e
  • Career: As the leader of a newly created nation, Khan wanted to develop friendly relations with powerful countries like the U.S. He visited the U.S. and asked for civilian foreign aid for economic and moral support to build Pakistan to which the U.S. agreed. Paki
  • Career: Liaquat Ali Khan married his cousin, Jehangira Begum, in 1918. He married for the second time in 1932. His second wife, Begum Ra'ana, was a prominent economist and an educator who played an influential role in the Pakistan movement. He had three sons from
  • Career: During a public meeting of the Muslim City League at Company Bagh (Company Gardens), Rawalpindi, on 16 October 1951, Khan was shot twice in the chest by a hired assassin. The assassin was immediately killed by the police but the exact motive behind the as
  • Career: He was given the honorific title of "Shaheed-e-Millat", or "Martyr of the Nation" upon his death.
  • Major Works: Upon becoming the prime minister, Khan implemented initiatives to develop educational infrastructure, science and technology in the country. He appointed Salimuzzaman Siddiqui as his first government science adviser and asked Ziauddin Ahmed to draft the e
  • Major Works: As the leader of a newly created nation, Khan wanted to develop friendly relations with powerful countries like the U.S. He visited the U.S. and asked for civilian foreign aid for economic and moral support to build Pakistan to which the U.S. agreed. Paki
  • Major Works: Liaquat Ali Khan married his cousin, Jehangira Begum, in 1918. He married for the second time in 1932. His second wife, Begum Ra'ana, was a prominent economist and an educator who played an influential role in the Pakistan movement. He had three sons from
  • Major Works: During a public meeting of the Muslim City League at Company Bagh (Company Gardens), Rawalpindi, on 16 October 1951, Khan was shot twice in the chest by a hired assassin. The assassin was immediately killed by the police but the exact motive behind the as
  • Major Works: He was given the honorific title of "Shaheed-e-Millat", or "Martyr of the Nation" upon his death.
  • Personal Life Legacy: Liaquat Ali Khan married his cousin, Jehangira Begum, in 1918. He married for the second time in 1932. His second wife, Begum Ra'ana, was a prominent economist and an educator who played an influential role in the Pakistan movement. He had three sons from
  • Personal Life Legacy: During a public meeting of the Muslim City League at Company Bagh (Company Gardens), Rawalpindi, on 16 October 1951, Khan was shot twice in the chest by a hired assassin. The assassin was immediately killed by the police but the exact motive behind the as
  • Personal Life Legacy: He was given the honorific title of "Shaheed-e-Millat", or "Martyr of the Nation" upon his death.