QUETTA: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistan would be reconstructed in the same spirit that the government showed in rebuilding of Quaid-e-Azam Residency in Ziarat.
The prime minister stated this after inaugurating Quaid-e-Azam Residency in Ziarat, which is now restored to its original shape, on the Independence Day.
Sharif said that the attack on Quaid-e-Azam residency last year was the most sorrowful incident in the country’s history.
He paid tribute to the military fighting militants in the restive North Waziristan Agency, bordering Afghanistan.
On the occasion, Sharif said the federal government is working with the provincial governments of Balochistan and Sindh for peace and prosperity.
“Law and order situation in Karachi has also improved,” he said.
The prime minister further stated that serving the country is “real Azadi March” which should also continue in future as well.
Last year, the residency – where Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah spent the last two months and ten days of his life – was attacked with rockets.
Ziarat residency has been restored to its original form under the directives of the prime minister and the chief minister Balochistan at the cost of Rs 150 million.
The PM was accompanied by Cheif of Army Staff General Raheel Shareef on the occasion, while provincial ministers and secretaries were also present.
On June 15, 2013, the building and preserved belongings placed therein were burnt to ashes in the assault, while the security guard was also gunned down by the attackers. -Samaa
Story first published: 14th August 2014