This morning I woke up and found a sad news that Quaid-e-Azam Residency got destroyed in terrorist attack. I got to know that on social media. After searching for this news on google it proved out to be true. I still couldn’t believe it and switched on T.V and there it was. The greatest of historical places going down in ashes. My heart cried with sorrow and grief at that very image. The last living place of our great founder of nation is burning and we stood helpless. So, helpless that it burned to ashes and faded into history in front of our eyes. Official sources are saying that rockets were fired from unknown direction but locals are saying that some armed men took hold of the place at night and planted bombs in different portions of the Quaid-e-Azam residency and blew it up. The wooden structure immediately caught fire and fire brigade vehicles reached Ziarat from Quetta in morning as Ziarat doesn’t have fire brigade vehicles of its own.
The Ziarat Residency or Quaid-e-Azam residency as it was later called held immense historical importance as Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah spent last days of his life here on advise of his doctor. The whole life of the father of nation was preserved here in a beutiful manner. But the government never paid attention towards its security and that has been proven now. Only two unarmed watchmen were present there at the time of incidence. Any one who visited Quaid-e-Azam Residency always captured the essence of the organized and disciplined life of the father of Nation Baba-e-Qaum or the Quaid-e-Azam. But what a pity that a building of this immense historical importance has been destroyed ruthlessly without any difficulty.
This is the time to think and ponder that if we aren’t capable to preserve our history then can we be able to safeguard our ideology? Once, someone asked Quaid-e-Azam, “Jinnah why do you worry so much about these people and your are making a country for these helpless poor people?”. To which Jinnah replied, “When I die. I want my Allah to pat me on my shoulder and say well done Jinnah.”