Saad Akbar
Saad Akbar Babrak an Afghan of Pashtun
Pashtun people
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ethnicity, assassinated the first Prime Minister of Pakistan
Prime Minister of Pakistan
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, Liaqat Ali Khan. Akbar belonged to the same Zadran tribe as Pacha Khan Zadran
Pacha Khan Zadran
Pacha Khan Zadran is a powerful militia leader and a politician in the southeast of Afghanistan. He was an ex Soviet-fighter militia leader who played a role in driving the Taliban from Paktia Province in the 2001 invasion, with American backing, and he subsequently assumed the governorship of...


On October 16, 1951, during a public meeting, Saad shot Liaqat twice in a park
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 in Rawalpindi
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, Pakistan
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. The assassin was fatally shot by police officers seconds later. Liaqat was rushed to a hospital where he died. Biographical detalis of Said Akbar and the reasons that why he killed Liaquat Ali Khan are not widely known. It is stated in the official file on Liaquat Ali Khan that Akbar was a "Afghan national and a professional assassin."
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