Press Statement By Board of Management Quaid-e-Azam House Museum

Management of Quaid-e-Azam House Museum – Institute of Nation Building is an Amanat given to the Board of Management by the Sindh Government in terms of MOU dated 08.02.2021 and Sindh Government Notification dated 06.04.2021.

The three functionaries nominated under the Sindh Government Notification had earlier assured the Sindh Government and the public that Quaid-e-Azam House Museum would neither be used for commercial purposes nor any political activity. This position is re-iterated.

While there is a definite need of a space for use as an Audio-Visual Centre to show Film on Quaid- e-Azam and the leaders in the Pakistan Movement as well as Muslim Statesmen and leaders of the Sub-continent including Pakistan, this activity cannot commence until a definite space is made available. Functions for School/ College students under a Shamiyana in the Garden have commenced and will continue round the year. Similar events of upto 40-50 persons will be held in the Annexe of Quaid-e-Azam House Museum.

While alternate plans for the Audio/Visual Centre and Public Library (Jinnah Library) continue to be explored, any final decision will be subject to the approval of the Heritage Commission under the existing Heritage Laws and Rules as may be applicable. No activity shall be undertaken without such approval and the concurrence of the Sindh Government. The heritage site namely (Quaid-e- Azam House Museum) shall remain intact and un-touched in any manner with a view to its preservation and upkeep by the Sindh Government in terms of the Order of the Chief Justice, High Court of Sindh at Karachi dated 05.02.1984 which specifies the purposes for which Quaid-e-Azam House Museum was sold to the Federal Government by the Administrators of the Estate of Quaid- e-Azam Syed Hashim Raza and Mr. Liaquat H. Merchant in 1984.

The Board of Management expresses its gratitude to the Chief Minister and Government of Sindh for the constitution of the Board of Management and the Trust reposed in the Board of Management and its functionaries. This is in compliance of the Order of the High Court of Sindh at Karachi dated 05.02.1984.

Liaquat H. Merchant (Senior Vice Chairman), Ikram Sehgal (Vice Chairman), Commodore (R) Sadeed Malik (Secretary General)
FLAGSTAFF HOUSE, Fatima Jinnah Road, Karachi Email: [email protected] Tel: 021-35640133