Follow up on Quaid-e-Azam House

This post (and article) is why i started thinking about my trip way back in 1997 to Quaids house. The musuem is being neglected by the people, even though the heritage foundation has spent millions on restoring it.

“There are about 537 objects in the museum in which the major sources of attraction are the furniture, rugs and carpets, shoes, and the Quaid’s writing table. The main objective of the Museum that was started in 1993 is to display the personal effects of the Father of Nation and to educate people on their leader’s life.”

As to the pop quiz on where it is located,

History reveals that it was during the last decade of the 19th century that a designer by the name of Moses Somake built this bungalow on Fatima Jinnah Road that was known as Bonus Road at that time. The architect designed the main double storeyed bungalow that was initially designated Flagstaff House, whereas the annexe was added later.

More specifically, its located behind Metropole and Sindh Club, next to Trinity College.

The Director of the Southern Circle of Archeology, Qasim Ali Qasim disclosed that about 2.5 million from the Annual Development Fund (ADF) had been spent on the renovation of the house last year.

What a waste if no one will visit it? So please! i urge you, make a plan with your friends, family, co-workers, whoever you can find and enjoy an evening in this wonderful heritage from our past.

3 Comments so far

  1. Henna (unregistered) on February 11th, 2007 @ 4:15 pm

    I went there during my o’level days. It’s a wonderful experience.

  2. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on February 11th, 2007 @ 4:18 pm

    To be exact and more precise –

    The location is opposite avari towers, corner of fatima jinnah road (bonus road) and Shahrae Faisal.

    Fatima Jinnah Road is the one which leads to PACC, Indian Consulate and Jennings school

  3. JAY (unregistered) on February 14th, 2007 @ 2:54 pm

    I know this has nothing to do with this blog but i wanted to share this report issued from World Bank in which Pakistan and specially Karachi is one of the best place to do business in South Asia. I believe one of you bloggers should cover this story. The noticeble fact is, Pakistan is on the top among its competitors in this region.


    Doing Business in South Asia
    This is the third report in the series of South Asia regional reports based on the methodology of the annual global Doing Business report.

    The South Asia report covers 8 countries. The top ranked countries in the region are the Maldives (53) and Pakistan (74), followed by Bangladesh (88), Sri Lanka (89), Nepal (100), India (134), Bhutan (138), and Afghanistan (162). As a region, South Asia performs comparatively well in business start-up and protecting investors. It lags far behind, however, on the ease of employing workers, enforcing contracts, and trading across borders.

    In-depth examination of indicators in key cities provides helpful details that can be seen in the tables below. Hyderabad has the most business-friendly regulations in India, Karachi in Pakistan, and Dhaka ranks best in Bangladesh

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