Muhammad Ali Jinnah Road

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M A Jinnah Road

Muhammad Ali Jinnah Road aka MA Jinnah Road[1](Urdu: شاہراہ محمد على جناح‎) is a road located in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. Originally known as Bunder (or Bandar) Road (meaning "Port Road"), it is one of the city's oldest[2] and most important, running through the city to the docks.[3] It was later[when?] renamed in honor of Pakistan's founder, Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Numerous landmarks are sited along this road,[4] including the Merewether Clock Tower, Karachi Municipal Corporation Building, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir temple, and the Mazar-e-Quaid (Jinnah Mausoleum).[5]

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  1. ^ Ali, Imtiaz, ed. (1 December 2015). "Two Military Police officials shot dead in Karachi". Dawn. Retrieved 2 December 2015. 
  2. ^ Nandita Bhavnani, "Kalachi, Kurrachee, Karachi: biography of a metropolis.", Marg, A Magazine of the Arts, September 1, 2008  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  3. ^ Steve Inskeep (25 September 2012). Instant City: Life and Death in Karachi. Penguin Publishing Group. pp. 43 and passim. ISBN 978-0-14-312216-6. 
  4. ^ Akhtar Balouch, "The unwashed Bandar Road", Dawn, September 16, 2015.
  5. ^ Nandita Bhavnani, " City on the edge", The Hindu, March 14, 2004.