Liaqat National Bagh

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Liaqat National Bagh (Park), usually just referred to as Liaqat Bagh (Urdu: لیاقت باغ), is a famous park on Murree Road in the city of Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan.

Two Prime Ministers of Pakistan have been assassinated in this park.

On the 1st March 2016, a mass gathering of people for the funeral prayer of Punjab governor assassin Mumtaz Qadri was also seen here. This funeral prayer was attended by an estimated 100,000 people. The majority of whom were "religious" clerics and youth.

The park was formerly known as Municipal Park, but was renamed "Liaqat National Bagh (Park)" after the assassination of Liaqat Ali Khan in 1951. It is known as a place for political gatherings and for speeches. Benazir Bhutto was assassinated on 27 December 2007 while leaving an election rally at the park.[1] It is close to Arya Mohalla and Gordon College Road, which are two well known residential and commercial areas of Rawalpindi.

It has a capacity of 25,000.

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  1. ^ "Benazir Bhutto killed in attack". BBC News. 27 December 2007. Retrieved 1 January 2010. 

Coordinates: 33°36′22.18″N 73°3′51.93″E / 33.6061611°N 73.0644250°E / 33.6061611; 73.0644250