The Leader:

Liaquat Ali Khan & His Contributions to 23rd March!

The First Prime Minister of Pakistan.

History

Liaqat Ali Khan (1895–1951): After Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Liaquat Ali Khan has been the most influential politician in Pakistan’s history. In 1943, Jinnah called him “my right hand” and he was. A loyal supporter of Jinnah since 1928, he was appointed by the Quaid as general-secretary of the All-India Muslim League in 1936. For a decade before independence, he was at the centre of all the League’s activities. Liaquat Ali Khan, the first prime minister of Pakistan, was really the unsung hero of Pakistan’s history, said Roger D Long, who is currently writing a book on Khan.

The Prime Minister Of A Poor Country Cannot Aford To Have New Clothes, Lavish Food And Personal Home For His Self.

- Liaquat Ali Khan

Contributions

Liaquat Ali Khan's contributions in the 23rd March Objectives Resolution is one of the most important documents in the constitutional history of Pakistan. It was passed by the first Constituent Assembly on 12th March 1949 under the leadership of Liaquat Ali Khan. The Objectives Resolution is one of the most important and illuminating documents in the constitutional history of Pakistan. It laid down the objectives on which the future constitution of the country was to be based and it proved to be the foundational stone of the constitutional development in Pakistan. The most significant thing was that it contained the basic principles of both Islamic political system and Western Democracy. Its importance can be ascertained from the fact that it served as preamble for the constitution of 1956, 1962 and 1973 and ultimately became the part of the Constitution when the Eighth Amendment in the Constitution of 1973 was passed in 1985.

I have never worn a dress which I once had worn. My family provided me quick, servant and a driver when I was studying in Oxford.

- Liaquat Ali Khan

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