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Liaquat Ali Khan
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1st Prime Minister of Pakistan
In office
14 August 1947 – 16 October 1951
Preceded by Office Created
Succeeded by Khawaja Nazimuddin
1st Finance Minister of British India
In office
17 August 1946 – 14 August 1947
Preceded by Office Created
Personal details
Born 2 October 1896
Karnal, British India
Died October 16, 1951(1951-10-16) (aged 55)
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Political party Muslim League

Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan (Urdu: لیاقت علی خان, Liāqat Alī Khān, October 2, 1896 – October 16, 1951) was a Pakistani politician. He was the first Prime Minister of Pakistan and Defence Minister. Liaquat rose to political importance as a member of the All India Muslim League. He played an important role in the Partition of India and the creation of Pakistan. In 1947, he became the prime minister, a position that he held until his assassination in October 1951.

In Pakistan, he is regarded as one of the right-hand men of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the leader of the Muslim League and first governor-general of Pakistan. Liaquat was given the titles of Quaid-e-Millat (Leader of the Nation), and, after his death, Shaheed-e-Millat (Martyr of the Nation).