Saturday, June 15, 2013

Militants blow up Pakistan's Founding Father's Last Resting Place in Ziarat

Ziarat Residency: Before and after militant's attack
In a shocking after midnight attack, militants armed with automatic weapons and hand grenades forcibly entered the 19th century wooden structured residency at Ziarat and blew it up, after killing the lone police guard.

The building is in Ziarat town, 80km southeast of Quetta, the capital of insurgency-hit Baluchistan province.

The country's founding father Mohammad Ali Jinnah spent his last days in the building, which was declared a national monument following his death, one year after Pakistan's independence in 1947.

Mr Jinnah's belongings and wooden structure no more
Ziarat Residency is completely gutted after the attack and the historical relics belonging to Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah are almost razed by the fired.

The fire went on for hours because there was no fire station nearby and fire tenders were called from Quetta.

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