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.
|Construction started||31 July 1960|
|Inaugurated||18 January 1971|
|Client||Government of Pakistan|
|Height||43 metres (141 ft)|
|Floor area||3,100 square metres (33,000 sq ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Yahya C. Merchant|
Mazar-e-Quaid has been the attraction for locals and tourists. 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.
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.