LAHORE  - The 50th death anniversary of Pakistan's second Prime Minister Sir Khawaja Nazimuddin was observed on Tuesday at Aiwan-i-Karkunan-i-Tehrik-i-Pakistan. The sitting was organised by the NPT and the Aiwan.

Prof Dr Parveen Khan on the occasion said that Khawaja Nazimuddin was born on July 19, 1894 in Dhaka to the family of Nawabs of Dhaka. He received his education from the England, then at the Aligarh Muslim University and later at the Trinity Hall, Cambridge, until the mid-1930s. After returning to the British India, he became involved in politics in Bengal. In August 1947, he was elected as the leader of the Muslim League of East Bengal. After the assassination Liaquat Ali Khan, he was asked to step in as the prime minister as there was no other person suitable for post.

Prof Mazhar Alam also spoke on the occasion. He said that the students should study the Pakistan Movement so that they could know about the sacrifices made by their forefathers for creation of this homeland.

Meanwhile, a special sitting is being arranged at Aiwan-i-Karkunan-i-Tehrik-i-Pakistan on the 33rd anniversary of Pakistan Movement worker and note leader Khan Abdul Qayyum Khan today (Wednesday).

Noted writer Aziz Zafar Azad will address on the occasion while Dr MA Sufi will be chief guest on the occasion.