PRESS INFORMATION DEPARTMENT
SHAHID KHAQAN ABBASI
PRIME MINISTER OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN
ON THE DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF SHAHEED-E-MILLAT LIAQUAT ALI KHAN
Islamabad: October 15, 2017
Today we pay homage to Shaheed-e-Millat Liaquat Ali Khan for his invaluable services to the Muslims of the Subcontinent during the Pakistan Movement and later to the young Pakistani nation as the country’s first Prime Minister.
A trusted friend and companion of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Liaquat Ali Khan was as self-effacing as he was resolute. After Quad-e-Azam’s demise, his leadership played a critical role in strengthening the nascent state, which was beset by numerous predicaments, including bitter hostility from India. It was during his tenure as Prime Minister that the foundation of Pakistan’s time–tested and time-honored friendship with China was laid.
Let us on this day reaffirm our pledge to follow the footsteps of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Allama Muhammad Iqbal and Shaheed-e-Millat Liaquat Ali Khan and to work tirelessly and selflessly to make Pakistan a progressive, tolerant, prosperous and secure nation as envisioned by our founding fathers.