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Top 10 political assassinations in Pakistan

New Delhi: The political life in Pakistan has been punctuated with assassinations since 1947.An assassination is the deliberate killing of a person for a motive which may be jealousy, political, religious, and ideological.The record of
India TV News Desk October 06, 2014 13:12 IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: The political life in Pakistan has been punctuated with assassinations since 1947.

An assassination is the deliberate killing of a person for a motive which may be jealousy, political, religious, and ideological.

The record of deliberate killings of public figures to eliminate rivals in Pakistan is very high and demands an action by the electoral agency for a fair election process.

Here is a compilation of 10 such famous assassinations in the country:


1. Liaquat Ali Khan

 

 

The First Prime Minister of Pakistan and country's longest serving PM, a political theorist and an active member of All India Muslim League.

He played a vital role in the partition of India and was known as the right hand of Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

On October 16, 1951 he was shot twice in the chest by Saad Akbar Babrak at a public meeting in Rawalpindi.

Babrak was an Afghan national and a professional assassin from Hazara.

His assassination was not investigated properly by the  then Pakistan government.