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مزار قائد
The mausoleum is the resting place of the Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah
General information
Architectural styleModernist
LocationKarachi, Pakistan
Coordinates24°52′31″N 67°02′27″E / 24.875354°N 67.040835°E / 24.875354; 67.040835Coordinates: 24°52′31″N 67°02′27″E / 24.875354°N 67.040835°E / 24.875354; 67.040835
Construction started31 July 1960
Inaugurated18 January 1971
ClientGovernment of Pakistan
Height43 metres (141 ft)
Technical details
Floor area3,100 square metres (33,000 sq ft)
Design and construction
ArchitectYahya C. Merchant

Mazar-e-Quaid (Urdu: مزار قائد) or the National Mausoleum is the tomb of the founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah. It is a symbol of Karachi throughout the world. The mausoleum was built in the 1960s. It is in the center of the city. Near the tomb there is a park that has strong lights that shine on the tomb at night. Here with Quaid-e-Azam, Liaquat Ali Khan and Fatima Jinnah are also buried.