Ziarat: Jinnah's residency to be rebuilt in 3 months

Quaid's belongings including his bed, chair, pillow and stick have been destroyed.

Zahid Gishkori June 16, 2013
Militants blew up Jinnah's residency in Ziarat on Saturday. PHOTO : AFP

ISLAMABAD: The government announced on Sunday that Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's residency in Ziarat will be rebuilt within three months.

Militants blew up Jinnah's residency in Ziarat on Saturday, the building where Quaid spent the last days of his life with his sister Fatima Jinnah in 1948, a year after Pakistan came into being.

Senator Mir Hasil Bizanjo, Minister for Information and Broadcasting and National Heritage Pervez Rashid and Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan announced reconstruction of the historic monument during a visit to the site.

Bizanjo said Quaid's belongings including his bed, chair, pillow and stick have been completely destroyed.

He said it was unfortunate that only one police man was deployed at the site during daytime.

“Militants are now destroying heritage sites of national importance in Balochistan. It's a cowardly act," Bizanjo observed.

Both the federal and provincial government will provide security to national heritage sites in Balochistan, Bizanjo told The Express Tribune.

The National Heritage Division will reconstruct the residency within three to four months, officials said. The decision was taken to restore the historical site to its original glory.

The residency will be rebuilt keeping tourism in mind. The surrounding of the building will also be developed.

Rashid directed Awan-e-Quaid-i-Azam officials to assess the damage caused and the cost of reconstruction, Principal Information Officer Imran Gardezi said.


FAZ | 9 years ago | Reply

My comment regarding rebuiding the raam mandir keeps on being censored! I guess ET thinks it will hurt Indian feelings..:/

Asif Siddiqi | 9 years ago | Reply

If government really wants the world to see us as one nation ... they must inaugurate the restored building by hanging the culprits in its front yard. This will give a clear message that the spirit hasn't died and we are well capable of defending our ideology and forefathers memories for our next generations. If this is not done and only building is restored then you should be ready for the next and many attacks to come ....

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