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Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s death anniversary (11 September 1948 – aged 71)

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wazir-mansionKARACHI: Picture shows Wazir Mansion where many believe Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was born to a Gujrati couple Mithi Bai and Jinnahbhai Poonja. The building is situated in the  Metropolis’ old area called Kharadar.  The accuracy of his place of  birth is a fiery subject for debate. 

KARACHI: Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah got his early education from Sindh-Madrassah-t-ul-Islam here. That was followed by a sojourn at Gokal Das Tej Primary School in Bombay and later at Christian Missionary Society High School in Karachi.

At 16 Jinnah passed the matriculation examinations and proceeded for England where he joined Lincoln’s Inn and within three years  graduated as the youngest Indian to become a barrister.

He rose to prominence as a member of Indian National Congress the largest political party of the country. Later he joined Muslim league believing  that Indian Muslims should have their own state. In that year, the Muslim League, led by Jinnah, passed the Lahore Resolution, demanding a separate nation.

He worked towards establishment of the new government and making its policies. As the Pakistan’s first Governor General one of the challenges he faced was to make sure that the millions of immigrants were accommodated.

Quaid-e-Azam expired on 11th of September, 1948 at the age of 71 just over a year after Pakistan came into being.

quaidKARACHI: Quaid’s Mausoleum in Karachi (Photo:  SHAZRA AKBAR)