QUETTA: Ziarat Residency which has been burnt to ashes by the terrorists last year now been reestablished in its original shape that will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif on August 12, Aaj News reported on Wednesday.
The treasured national monument, a rest house used by Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah in his last days, located in the sleepy town of Ziarat was burnt to ashes when militants carried out bomb attacks on June 14/15 midnight, 2013. The attack was so intense, the flames took days to be extinguished.
At that time, Balochistan government vowed reconstruction of the Residency in its original shape from its own resources. The work started in April current year, which has been completed in record four months time.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Ziarat Residency is spread over 8000 square feet. It was established by English Colonial rulers in 1861, the residency served as a resting place for the founding father of the nation in his last days.
Located in the mountainous Ziarat valley, the residency is surrounded by thousands years old ancient juniper trees.