KARACHI:Prime Minister while Paying tribute to the Shaheed-i-Millat Liaquat Ali Khan on his 66th death anniversary being observed today,has said that he had served invaluable services to the Muslims during the Pakistan Movement.
In his message issued on the eve of Liaquat Ali Khan’s death anniversary on Monday, Abbasi said that the Shaheed-i-Millat was the most trusted companion of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
A large number of people are visiting the grave of the country’s former prime minister to offer Fateha.
Liaquat Ali Khan, under a conspiracy, was shot dead while addressing a public meeting in Rawalpindi on Oct 16, 1951 and despite the lapse of nearly six decades it still remains behind curtains as to who was behind the murder.
The Prime Minister said after Quad-e-Azam’s demise, Liaquat Ali Khan’s 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, he added.
“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,” the Prime Minister said.
One of the most important leaders of the Muslim League, Liaquat Ali Khan was laid to rest on the premises of the mausoleum of the Quaid-i-Azam.
Liaquat Ali Khan wanted to shape Pakistan according to the vision of the Quaid-i-Azam so that it could be brought in to the group of developed countries but, through a conspiracy, he was martyred.