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Initial work to rebuild Quaid Residency begins

Published Jul 15, 2013 07:23am
—File Photo.
—File Photo.

QUETTA: The provincial government has started work to reconstruct the Quaid-i-Azam Residency in Ziarat which was gutted in a grenade attack last month.

Militants attacked the residency on June 15, destroying the historical monument where the Quaid spent his last days. A policeman posted at the residency was killed by the attackers.

Official sources said on Sunday that a committee headed by former chief secretary Mirza Qamar Baig had been set up to supervise the reconstruction work. Mr Baig was also the head of the committee which oversaw the renovation of the Quaid residency in 1999-2000.

The new committee includes renowned architects and experts of heritage who have offered their voluntary services for the purpose.

Noted senior architects Nayyar Ali Dada and Kamil Khan Mamtaz, accompanied by officials of the Balochistan government, inspected the damaged site and conveyed guidelines and recommendations to the provincial government for restoration of the historical monument to its original shape.