360 degree photograph of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah's Guest Room in Ziarat, Pakistan


The Founder of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah, (1876 - 1948)

"Few individuals significantly alter the course of history. Fewer still modify the map
of the world. Hardly anyone can be credited with creating a nation-state.
Mohammad Ali Jinnah did all three." by Stanley Wolpert


The district derives its name from Ziarat (shrine) of Baba Kharwari, a highly esteemed saint of the area who lived here in the early eighteenth century. The shrine is located about nine km south of Ziarat town

Ziarat is the holiday resort of the province and no visit to Quetta is complete without a trip to Ziarat. The district is famous for its ancient and magnificent juniper forest which spreads over 126,000 acres, and is the second largest in the world. Some of the trees are almost 4,000 years old.

The most famous landmark is, of course, the Residency. It was here that the Father of the nation spent his last days. The summer residence at Ziarat, where Jinnah struggled with his mortal illness is still preserved this day as it was when he was alive. The building, constructed in 1892, was originally meant to serve as a sanatorium but was later converted into the summer residence of the Agent to the Governor General (AGG). It has now been declared a national monument.


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Quaid-e-Azam Residence in Ziarat, Pakistan
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Bedroom of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah
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Dinning Room at Quaid's Residence
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Guest Room at Quaid's Residence
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