A Review of Inetrnal and External Policies of Liaquat Ali Kahn the First Prime Minister of Pakistan

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Internal Policies of Liaquat Ali Khan


Liaquat Ali Khan was a close companion of Great Quaid-e-Azam. After partition of sub-continent Liaquat Ali Khan was declared th first Prime minister of new born country Pakistan. He served for a period of four years and two months from 15 Aug 1947 until his tragic death on October 16, 1951.

Here we take a look of his internal policies;

Steps towards economy:

1. Industrial Progress

First Prime minister worked for the establishment odf the industrial zone in Pakistan. Foer this establishment he introduced a new industrial policy in country.

a) Industrial Policy

Liaquat Ali Khan introduced a new industrial policy as under;

i. His message for the nation was “Patronize the Pakistani products”. From the nationalistic point of view, it was indeed a significant slogan because the masses had, at that time, become habitul of foreign products. Chaudhary Nazeer Ahmad himself acted upon his slogan and spread it in every nook and corner of the country.

ii. Attempts were made to promote the cottage industries. Official arrangements were made for the sale and exhibition of the producs of cottage industries.

iii. Seven factories were imported from Japan for the progress of the textile industry. They were set up and organized under official patronage. Later on they were sold out to the people. They include the Military Mills Jehlum and Boreywala Textiles Mills.

iv. The efforts of Malik Ghulam Mohammad and Chadhary Nazeer Ahmad Khan resulted in the establishment of the Pakistan Industrial Corporation (P.I.D.C) in 1950. It was aimed at setting up industries industries under official patronage and then selling them to private sector. It protected the private capital and private investment was encouraged by the absence of fears and apprehensions.

v. During his tour of Australia Chaudhary Nazeer Ahmad realized the importance of research in the field of...
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