#CIA killed first PM of #Pakistan | The Daily Star
The United States assassinated Pakistan’s first PM, Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan, more than sixty years ago, according to US State Department documents.
Quoting the declassified State Department documents, Pakistan Today reported on Friday that Khan was murdered because of his refusal to use his office for securing oil contracts in neighboring Iran for US corporations.
According to the report, Khan said he would neither use his friendship with officials in Tehran for dishonest purposes nor interfere in personal affairs of Iran.
In addition, Khan also called on Washington to vacate air bases in Pakistan which US was using against the Soviet Union, upon which then-US President Harry S Truman threatened the PM with dire consequences.
According to the documents, following these developments, the CIA began to search for an assassin to kill Khan.