Quaid-e-Azam Mazar, Karachi

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This is the mausoleum (locally called as mazar) and is the final resting place of Quaid-e-Azam, Mohd. Ali Jinnah. Built in the 1960's, the mausoleum is situtated in the city, Karachi and is one of Karachi's landmarks and the nation's National Mausoleum. The mausoleum is made of white Marble with curved Moorish arches and copper grills rest on an elevated 54 metre square platform. The cool inner sanctum reflects the green of a four-tiered crystal chandelier gifted by the people of China. Around the mausoleum there is a park fitted with strong beamed spot-lights which at night project light on the white mausoleum and illuminating the Karachi night sky for miles. Important official and military ceremonies are held here on special occasions such national holidays including Pakistan Day (23rd March), Independence Day (14th August), the birth and death annivasaries of the Quaid (25th of Dec and 11th Sept respectively). Along with the founder's remains, his sister Fatima Jinnah (titled Madar-e-Millat), former Prime Minister Liaqat Ali Khan, former Cheif Minister Nurul Amin and former Governor Abdul Rab Nishtar are also buried besides Mr. Jinnah.


--Source www.wikipedia.org & www.heritage.com.pk

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