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Jinnah’s Last Home

The ruin and rebuilding of the Ziarat residency in Balochistan, where Pakistan’s founding father spent his last days

Ziarat Residency was a former sanatorium in the hills of Balochistan, and it’s where Muhammad Ali Jinnah - the founder of Pakistan – spent the last three months of his life. The building acquired great significance after his death – it was even on the 100 rupee note, and was eventually turned into a museum. But just four years ago, Ziarat residency was fire-bombed and burnt to the ground by Balochi separatists.

Presented by Kanishk Tharoor
Produced by Maryam Maruf

Contributors: Nayyar Ali Dada; Saher Baloch; Ayesha Jalal, Tufts University; Pasha Haroon;

With thanks to Fifi Haroon

Image: Rebuilt Ziarat Residency after 2013
Credit: Nayyar Ali Dada Associates

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