Mazar-e-Quaid

quaid e Azam Mazar

Mazar-e-Quaid (Urdu: مزار قائد‎) or the National Mausoleum refers to the tomb of the founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah. It is an iconic symbol of Karachi throughout the world. The mausoleum was completed in the 1960s. It is situated at the heart of the city. It is the last rest place of Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Near the tomb there is a park that has strong lights that show the tomb with lights in the night. Here with Quaid-e-Azam, Liaquat Ali Khan and Fatima Jinnah are also buried.

Mazar-e-Quaid
مزار قائد
Jinnah Mausoleum.JPG
The mausoleum is the resting place of the Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah
General information
TypeMausoleum
Architectural styleModernist
LocationKarachi, Pakistan
Coordinates24°52′31″N 67°02′27″E / 24.875354°N 67.040835°E / 24.875354; 67.040835Coordinates: 24°52′31″N 67°02′27″E / 24.875354°N 67.040835°E / 24.875354; 67.040835
Construction started31 July 1960
Inaugurated18 January 1971
ClientGovernment of Pakistan
Height43 metres (141 ft)
Technical details
Floor area3,100 square metres (33,000 sq ft)
Design and construction
ArchitectYahya C. Merchant

Mazar-e-Quaid has been the attraction for locals and tourists. Mazar-e-Quaid became in lime light on completion of 70 years of independence in 2017. A 3d illumination show was organized with the title of Tribute to Jinnah and was categorized by the organizers as a Gift to the Nation.[1]

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It was also known as the Jinnah mausoleum. People loved to go there and see the mausoleum. There is a garden around which makes it look more beautiful when you see it from a distance.