Accuracy of Historical Facts

For the last 59 years, we (those within us who were interested in knowing) believed in one historical fact. The Quaid was born in Karachi. Many know of this building, called Wazir Mansion located in Kharadar.

A booklet given by officials at Wazir Mansion says that the building was built during 1860-1870. It is a three-storey building that stands in Kharadar on Chagla Street near Merewether Tower on I.I. Chundrigar Road (formerly McLeod Road). It was in 1872 that Jinnahbhai Poonja acquired this building. The Quaid-i- Azam was born here on Dec 25, 1876. Source: Dawn

However, all that is set to change according to new findings by Dr Kaleemullah Lashari, a leading researcher and archaeologist here who says that the Quaid was not born in Wazir Mansion, but rather in an adjacent building known as Ali Bhai Manzil.

Dr Lashari went through the old municipal, property and survey documents and found the 1866 records about plot No.14/C-4. The plot was later numbered as 23 and subsequently divided into two plots, 23/1 and 23/2. According to him, the Quaid was born in the southern part of the undivided plot where his family lived as tenants and now it is a separate plot adjacent to Wazir Mansion. Source: Dawn

So much for knowing our own history. I wonder if this is why we never learn from it?

Idea Credit: Arsalan Haleem

1 Comment so far

  1. yo yo (unregistered) on February 14th, 2007 @ 7:18 pm

    I congratulate the Pakistani Nation on Finding the exact birth place of the country’s founder. Now can we find the destiny of this country.



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