Karachi: Glowing tribute was paid to the great national hero Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan, the First Prime Minister of Pakistan in a seminar held by Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology to mark Liaquat Day at the campus.
Addressing the seminar Engr. Mohammad Adil Usman said that Nawab Liaquat Ali Khan truelly inspired people with his strong character, firm conviction and unwavering determination. He had the ability to solve people’s problems and motivate them for national causes.
He told that Liaquat Ali Khan once said in a speech delivered on 17 November 1947 in Karachi that glory of prime ministership has no value for me, if I ever knew I could deliver better results as a peon, I won’t refuse to do it.“
Speaking on the occasion Engr. Mohammad Adil Usman said Quaid-e-Millat Liaquat Ali Khan presented the actual face of Islam to the western world. He explained them that it is a religion of peace and brotherhood that promotes human values. Islam doesn’t mean only prayers; it is a complete philosophy of life. And a guideline that reflects through every action of a Muslim.
Chancellor Engr. Mohammad Adil Usman pointed out that when Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan was assassinated his total assets in the bank were Rs 1250, although he had the huge valuable property in India, for which he never submitted claim in Pakistan.
Liaquat Ali Khan was a graduate of Aligarh Muslim University and he rose into prominence within the Muslim League during the 1930s. He has the credit to significantly persuade Jinnah to return to India, an event which marked the beginning of the Muslim League’s ascendancy and paved the way for the Pakistan movement. Nawab Liaquat assisted Jinnah in campaigning for the creation of a separate state for Indian Muslims.
General Secretary Quaid-e-Millat Memorial Society, Mehfooz un Nabi Khan, revealed that when Liaquat Ali Khan took the charge of Prime Minister he had no official residence, and stayed in the Haroon’s house as Prime Minister. Famous intellectual Prof. Dr. Waqar Ahmed Rizvi said Liaquat Ali Khan is a role model for our youth and he was a true successor of Quaid e Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah. He is credited for establishing a very strong defense line. Noted scholar Dr. Mohammad Raza Kazmi, Col (r) Akbar Yazdani and Broadcaster Nazir Ahmed Channa also spoke on the occasion