Post-Partition #2 Liaquat Ali Khan First PM of Pak


Liaquat Ali Khan, the first Prime Minister of Pakistan from 14th august 1947 to 16th Oct 1951. He was the second son of Nawab Rustam Ali Khan, born on October 2nd, 1896.
He belonged to an upper-class Punjabi Family. The British government bestowed his father the title of Ruken-ud-Daulah, Shamsher Jang, and Nawab Bahadur.

His mother, Mahmoodah Begum, taught him lessons in the Quran and Ahadith at home.

He graduated from Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College, Aligarh, and married his cousin, Jahangir Begum, the same year in 1918.

Later secured his Master’s Degree in 1921, from Exeter College, Oxford, and married the second time in Dec 1932 with Begum Rana.

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Political Participation:

Initially, he was a staunch believer in Indian Nationalism. Later joined the Muslim league in 1923, when he returned to India.

His parliamentary career started when he was elected member of the United Provinces Legislative Council from the rural Muslim constituency of Muzaffarnagar in 1926.

In 1932, he was unanimously elected Deputy President of the UP Legislative Council and remained a member of the United Provinces Legislative Council, until 1940 when he was elected to the central legislative Assembly.

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