Muhammad Ali Jinnah was born on 25th December, 1876. Before passing away due to poor health on this date 67 years ago, he attained the title of Quaid-e-Azam and was credited as the founder of Pakistan. Here are some great locations to visit in remembrance of the iconic leader.
This was the birth place of Quaid and was confirmed from the account of Fatima Ali Jinnah, the Quaid’s sister, in her book, ‘My Brother’. Wazir Mansion is in Karachi on New Naham Road, Kharadar. The house was initially taken up on rent due to its location for business by Jinnah’s father. It was taken into custody in 1985 by the Pakistani Government and turned into a museum and a memorial of Quaid’s life. Some interesting possessions have been preserved here.
Located in Karachi, this house was the personal property of Muhammad Ali Jinnah and he stayed here for most of his life and practiced as a lawyer. His sister, Fatima Ali Jinnah also lived here till 1964. The house, also known as Flagstaff House was transformed into a museum of Jinnah’s personal life in 1985 as well.
The Quaid-e-Azam residency in Ziarat, Balochistan was Jinnah’s final home. He lived here till 1948 and it was soon after transformed in a museum as well as a public library. As a monument, this is one of Pakistan’s most important buildings and holds great historic importance. The Residency was attacked by terrorists in 2014 as an act of rebellion, but has successfully been reconstructed and is now functional again. The museum also features a great collection of books and a beautiful garden.
The Minar-e-Pakistan is the symbol of Quaid’s life long struggle, marking the historic Pakistan Resolution made on 23rd March, 1940. Situated in Lahore, it attracts over 12,000 visitors on a daily basis and a much larger crowd is pulled in on important holidays such as Independence Day 14th August, 23rd March and also Quaid’s Death Anniversary, 11th September.
Islamia College has had great historic importance for being the alma mater of many Pakistani leaders and influential people. However, it is best known for hosting the Quaid’s speech to students of Pakistan, which is a very important message and is still referred to in mission statements of schools all over Pakistan.
The mausoleum of Muhammad Ali Jinnah is in Karachi and was established on June 2, 1970. It is a beautiful tomb constructed from marble. It is the most visited place on the Quaid-e-Azam’s birth anniversary, 25th December and death anniversary 11th September, including visits from the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan in an honorary ceremony. It attracts 10,000 visitors approximately on a daily basis. People come from all over Pakistan to pay their respect to the great leader.
Book a tour with Tripkar to visit these places and learn about Quaid-e-Azam’s triumphs and sacrifice for our homeland.