Karachi, June 26, 2014 (PPI-OT): Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui has asked the Water Board and K –Electric to withdraw the disconnection notices issued by the Water Board and K to the Quaid House Museum .
He was chairing a meeting to review the problems being faced by the Quaid-e-Azam House Museum at his office. Meeting was attended by the officials Quaid-e-Azam Museum, Water and Sewerage Board, Cantonment Board and a representative of K –Electric among others.
Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqi asked the K-Electric, Water and Sewerage board to demonstrate the national spirit and respect for the founder of Pakistan Quaid-e- Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah. “this museum has personal belongings’ of the Quaid., he added. He said this attitude towards the Museum that belongs to the Quaid -e-Azam is against the dignity of the Quaid.
He advised them to withdraw the bills issued against the connections of electricity and water supply showing respect and generosity towards the Quaid.
In charge of the Museum Assistant Director Nahid Zehra informed the meeting that Rs. two lacs and 63 thousands are dues against the water supply while bill electricity is more than Rs. two lacs.
she also informed about the sewerage problem they were facing. She told that sewerage line is chocked due to the substation of electricity construction
It was also informed to the meeting that there is no sweeper for working sweeping work, there is no gardener to look after the work of gardening and there is no librarian to look after the work of preserving of the documents belonging to the Quaid.
It was also informed that the building was purchased by the Quaid-e-Azam on 14th of August 1943. He paid Rs. One lakh and fifteen thousand against its cost to the owner Ram chand HunsLal .Sister of the founder of Pakistan Mohtarma FATIMA Jinnah lived here for 16 years. She was shifted in 1964 from here to Mohatta Palace.
Commissioner Karachi said he would make all out efforts in the capacity of custodian of the city to better look after Musuem with national spirit. He said he would also take steps to take care of the work of preservation of archives.
It was decided in the meeting that Commissioner Karachi would approach the concerned government department to get allocation of the required funds so as to required staff could be hired and to meet the financial needs to run the Museum properly.
It was also decided in the meeting that study programmes on the Quid and his services for his nation would be initiated. Special programmes in this regard would also be organised for children who would be invited through schools in the city.
For more information, Contact:
M. Shabih Siddiqui
Commissioner Karachi division
4, Club Road, Karachi
Tel No.99205607 99205610