KARACHI: Former Chief Justice of Shariat Court Justice Haziq-ul-Khairi has said Pakistan’s first Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan always taught people to forge unity.
He was speaking at a ceremony to remember Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan at Federal Urdu University (FUUAST), here on Wednesday.
Justice Khairi said when five fingers unite it becomes a strong fist. He said the political leadership void created in Pakistan after the assassination of Liaquat Ali Khan is yet to be bridged. When Quaid Azam died, Liaquat Ali Khan gave courage to nation through his speeches. He was a true founding father of Pakistan who faced challenges bravely and helped a new nation standing on its own foot, he added.
Acting Vice Chancellor Professor Suleman D Mohammad said on the occasion that murder of Liaquat Ali Khan was not only his murder but it was an attack on the unity and development of the nation. He said his assassination hit the country with anarchy. He was a true leader who successfully led the country even with very limited resources.
Registrar FUUAST Asif Ali, DG Ports and Shipping Abdul Malik Ghori, politicians Azad Bin Haider, Mahfooz-un-Nabi Khan and journalist Agha Masood also delivered speeches while Kamal Liaquat Ali Khan, the grandson of Liaquat Ali Khan, President Teachers Association Gulshan Campus Seema Naz Siddiqui, Advisor to students affairs Afzal Ahmad and event organizer Asif Rafiq also attended the ceremony.
Asif Ali thanked the guests for their participation in the event and said Liaquat Ali Khan inaugurated the Old Urdu College library on 19 September 1949 that is an honour for all of us.