Ziarat of Quaid e Azam Jinnah Residency in Balochistan


Ziarat is a holiday resort amidst one of the largest and oldest juniper forest in the world at 2,460 metres (8,200 feet), above the sea level,  It is said that some of the juniper are as old as 5000 years. Juniper berries are used for flavouring and oil is extracted. Apart from the Juniper, the valley has an abundant growth of medicinal herbs such ephedra, artimesia, mint etc. The climate is generally dry. It is severely cold during the winter and peasantly cool in summer.

There is snow between the months of December to April. It was developed by the British as a summer retreat. Ziarat offers colonial-style accommodation and pleasant walks through the surrounding juniper forest. Ziarat has retained the air of a peaceful British hill station.



Quaid-e-Azam's Residency

Jinnah Quaid-e-Azam's residency Quaid-e-Azam's residency with its lush green lawns, chinar trees and flower garden commands a striking view of the whole valley. It is a two storey building with a modern super structure and some of the loveliest lawn in the country. It is of historical importance, as the Quaid-e-Azam, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, stayed here during his last illness. The furniture used by the Father of the Nation is Are laying at their original palces. The Residency is to be converted into a National Museum..

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Attractions in Pakistan

Kaghan, Abbottabad, Bhurban, Murree, Patriata, Naran, Kaghan, Swat, Chitral, Fort Munro, Gilgit, Ghora gali, Hunza, Kalash, Kalam, Khyber pass, malam Jabba, Thandiani, Skardu, Swat, Ziarat, Nanga Perbat




Lake Saif-ul-Maluk of Kaghan

Lake Saif-ul-Maluk Road goes along the river Kunhar, meandering now to one side and now to the other. But keeping most to the bed of the valley and never too far above the bank of the stream except in the very first state.

The Kaghan Valley is accessible by road from Abbottabad. From Abbottabad, 72 km drive to Balakot, the gateway to Kaghan valley. Here you have to switch over to jeeps for your drive 100 km to Kaghan Valley.



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