Wazir Mansion

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Wazir Mansion
Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah Birth Place.JPG
Alternative names Quaid-e-Azam House
General information
Location Kharadar, Karachi, Pakistan
Address New Naham Road
Coordinates 24°51′3″N 66°59′51″E / 24.85083°N 66.99750°E / 24.85083; 66.99750Coordinates: 24°51′3″N 66°59′51″E / 24.85083°N 66.99750°E / 24.85083; 66.99750
Current tenants Museum
Completed 1865
Renovated 2008
Owner Government of Pakistan (before 2011)
Government of Sindh (since 2011)
Technical details
Floor count Ground + 2
Design and construction
Architect H Sohak

Wazir Mansion or official Quaid-i-Azam Birthplace Museum[1] was a family home in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan which is considered the birthplace of the country's founder, Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

Birthplace[edit]

Wazir Mansion may be the birthplace of Quaid-e-Azam, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. Once, it was misunderstood to be Jhirk which was later revealed to be untrue. The reality is disclosed in a book "My brother" written in 1960s by Muhammed Ali Jinnah's sister Fatima Jinnah upon his biography wherein she has described the salient features about her brother's life. She has mentioned their ancestral village Paneli, in the state of Gondal, Kathiawar located in the province of Gujarat, present day India. Their father Mr. Jinnah had settled in Karachi because of business partnership with an English Merchant company named "Grams Trading Company, whose office was then located in Karachi.[2] Jinnah's ancestral family and their progenies including M. A. Jinnah's daughter, son in law and grand children have been residents, to this day, of the province of Gujrat and Bombay. Muhammed Ali Jinnah's father got the house for rent in 1874 and settled here for sometimes. By 1900, he again returned to his native state.[3]

Museum[edit]

The house now serves as a museum and national archive.

Protect monument[edit]

The house has been declared a protected national monument by the Government of Pakistan.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Museums of Sindh, Brochure, Government of Sindh 2012
  2. ^ Khalid Siraj. Jinnah nama (Urdu) p. 11. Published by Dua publications, Al-Hamd Market Urdu Bazar, Lahore.
  3. ^ Fatima Jinnah. "My brother" page 5.
  4. ^ Quaid-e-Azam - Birth and Schooling


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