Quaid e Azam Residency Catches Fire in Rocket Attack-Ziarat
Quaid -e-Azam will always live in our hearts….
15th June 2013 is a sad day for us as we lost our historic heritage to terrorism. People who can fire on Quaid’s residency can never be Pakistanis. We are sorry Quaid-e-Azam for not taking good care of legacy you left behind, the country you carved on the map of the world and the homeland you made for us. May Allah give us the courage to mend and not to break and turn the tide in the favor of 180 million peace loving Pakistanis so we can with the help of Allah defeat these enemies of Pakistan who are among us and those who are sitting outside.
The News reported:
According to the police, the building of Quaid e Azam Residency was partially damaged as a result of rockets landing in the area. Fire Brigade has also been called in to control the fire.
The Deputy Commissioner Ziarat, Tahir Nadeem, said there is information about planted explosive material in the area.
Aaj News Reported:
QUETTA: Unidentified militants hurled hand grenades at the Quaid-e-Azam Residency in Ziarat Balochistan in the early hours of Saturday, in the result of attack, the historical building collapsed, where founder of Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jinnah spent the last days of his life.
In the attack, a policeman guarding the residence also died.
According to a police official, four militants riding on two bikes rode towards the building and hurled hand grenade at the historical structure, and escaped immediately.
“All old memorials inside the residency have been destroyed,” he said.
He said memorial chairs, beds, and historic photographs of the founder were burnt to the ground in the resulting fire.
Police officials also added that the wooden structure of the house had been burnt down, however, the exterior concrete structure was still intact.
Bomb disposal squad also claimed to have defused six more bombs planted inside the residency.
Quaid’s residency after being attacked by rockets
Pak Tribune writes with love and emotions…
June 15, 2013 will be remembered forever. Today, the beautiful building that adorns our hundred rupee notes was burnt and destroyed by militants who flung hand grenades at Jinnah’s residency in Ziarat. All the historical photographs and furniture was destroyed. As always, the militants who committed this despicable act of senseless violence escaped unhurt.
It is not just about the priceless archives, photos and Quaid’s furniture; it is not about the loss of a tourist hotspot in Ziarat. It’s about preserving the memories of a man who gave his all for our freedom. It is about the preserving the idea of Pakistan, where every ethnicity and religious group is free to live and practice its customs, because this has nothing to do with the business of the state.