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Quaid-e-Azam M.A. Jinnah and Balochistan in pictures

Quaid-e-Azam meeting supporters at Quetta Railway Station in 1945 With Fatima Jinnah on arrival at Quetta (July,1943) Quaid-e-Azam and Fatima Jinnah at Quetta Railway Stattion

Last Days of Quaid-e-Azam

  Life of the Quaid-i-Azam was not be bed of roses. The struggle he had begun in his early days continued till the end. At the age of 70 age, after a long hard and distinguished career in law and politics, when most people in the evening of their life look forward to days of retirement and leisure, the Quaid had accepted the challenge and responsibilities of head of a new State he had founded. Constant toil in the service of his people had had taken heavy toll of Quaid’s failing health, but he insisted on keeping his finger on the pulse of the nation. He was soul that thirsted for service in a body that was worn out by overwork and ill-health. Despite the advice of his doctors, he did not spare himself, refusing to take rest or respite. He worked harder and harder as the end approached. In the words of Fatima Jinnah his constant companion and sister, “Nature had gifted him with a giant’s strength in so far as his determination to achieve the tasks that he had set for himself were con

Quaid-e-Azam Residency - Ziarat

The most famous landmark of Ziarat is, of course, the Residency. It was here that the Father of the nation spent his last days. The summer residence at Ziarat, where Jinnah struggled with his mortal illness is still preserved this day as it was when he was alive. The building, constructed in 1892, was originally meant to serve as a sanatorium but was later converted into the summer residence of the Agent to the Governor General (AGG). It has now been declared a national monument.   Click images to view larger >> Click here for Virtual tour of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah Residence in Ziarat

Constitutional position of Baluchistan (13th Jun 1948)

Reply to the Address presented by a Deputation of the members of the Quetta Parsi Community on 13th June, 1948.   Click to enlarge. Receiving a Karakuli Jinnah Cap from Balochistan National Guards Gentlemen, I am very pleased indeed to meet you all and have an opportunity of hearing your well-considered views about Baluchistan, and I have no doubt in your sincerity and loyalty to Pakistan. Your community is really very well organised and I am happy–and I always say so–that it is better equipped than any other community that I know of in the sub-continent. You, therefore, although small in number, can make very great contribution to the welfare and progress of Pakistan and particularly Baluchistan. Now coming nearer to Baluchistan, I know that people have not yet fully realised what present constitution is–that is true of even of well-informed and well-educated people. The establishment of Pakistan was catastrophic change and thus came so suddenly that people have not yet fully r