ZIARAT – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday hoisted national flag and unveiled plaque to inaugurate the building – Quaid-i-Azam Residency – where Father of the Nation Muhammad Ali Jinnah had spent last couple of months of his life.
The residency was damaged in a terrorist attack in June last year and the government rehabilitated the national heritage to its original shape. The project executed by prominent architect Nayyar Ali Dada, cost around Rs 140 million and completed in record time of five months.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by Balochistan Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai, Chief Minister Abdul Malik Baloch, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rashid, Minister for States and Frontier Regions Abdul Qadir Baloch and Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, besides provincial ministers.
Lauding the completion of residency's rehabilitation project in record time, the prime minister said Pakistan can reach its destination within months “if we show same spirit and dedication for the national development.”