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Mazar-e-Quaid refers to the mausoleum of the founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah. It is an iconic symbol of Karachi throughout the world. The mausoleum is situated at the heart of the city, completed in 1960s. It is made of white marble with curved Moorish arches and copper grills reset on an elevated 54 square meters platform. The cool inner sanctum reflects the green of a four-tiered crystal chandelier gifted by the people of China. Around the mausoleum there is a park fitted with strong beamed spot-lights which at night project light on the white mausoleum. The location is usually calm and tranquil which is significant considering that it is in the heart of one of the largest global megalopolises. The glowing tomb can be seen for miles at night. Liaqat Ali Khan, the first Prime Minister of Pakistan, and Jinnah's sister, Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah, are also buried besides Jinnah. Official and military ceremonies take place here on special occasions, especially on 23 March, 14 August, 11 September and 25 December. Dignitaries and officials from foreign countries also visit this place.





















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The Quad-e-Azam Mausoleum was designed by Yahya Mechant from India!
What a shameful thing that the design consultancy of our Leader's Mausoleum was handed over to an Indian!!
 

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The Quad-e-Azam Mausoleum was designed by Yahya Mechant from India!
What a shameful thing that the design consultancy of our Leader's Mausoleum was handed over to an Indian!!
Well. come to think of it. Architects from India are by far the best in Indian Subcontinent and some of the best in the world. Lotus Temple and Akshadham Temple are world class landmarks in architectural creativity.

On the hindsight, just be thankful that Jinnah Mauseleum is created by an Indian and no other. :)
 

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Well architects in Pakistan have great ideas and are well known in the world yet we are restricted by our society due to a number of reasons. Pakistani architects are unable to work onto something outstanding in our own country yet their creativity and innovation are well reputed in cities like London etc where they are workin on mass urban planning.

The only reason why Yahya Merchant was handed over the project was due to forceful internvention in the design competetion by Jinnah sister who wanted the same architect to design his brothers mausoleum who designed their Residency at Bombay.

I have the picture of the model that was created by the Pakistani architectural firm that got selected for this Mausoleum yet on Fatima Jinnah's insist the architect was changed. I'll post it sooner!
 

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Well. come to think of it. Architects from India are by far the best in Indian Subcontinent and some of the best in the world. Lotus Temple and Akshadham Temple are world class landmarks in architectural creativity.

On the hindsight, just be thankful that Jinnah Mauseleum is created by an Indian and no other. :)
A lot of subjective statements made here! People shouldn't be so biased!
 

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I dont like this. I find it a bit boring but the scale of it cranks it to 7
 
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