The Jinnah Society and the Sindh Government’s Culture Department have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to convert Quaid-e-Azam House Museum in Karachi into a nation-building research institute, Samaa News has reported. The building will be used for different learning activities including educational and cultural activities.
Under the MoU, a board of management has been formed who will look after the building and the proposed institute.
Jinnah’s grandnephew Liaquat Merchant and Ikram Sehgal of the Karachi Council of Foreign Relations will serve as the vice-chairpersons of the board while the Sindh chief minister will be the ex-officio chairperson of the institute.
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah attended the MoU signing ceremony as the chief guest while Sindh Culture Minister Sardar Shah and Arts Council Chairman Ahmed Shah were among the attendees.
Speaking at the event, CM Murad said that the proposed institute would become the learning ground for the next generation. He said the new institute would be able to produce researchers who will come up with the correct version of their history.
The Quaid-e-Azam House is located on the crossing of Shahra e Faisal and Fatima Jinnah Road, Karachi. It was designed by British architect Moses Somake as was initially referred to as the Flagstaff House before turning into Quaid-e-Azam House. Muhammad Ali Jinnah purchased the house in 1943 and used it as his personal residence.