Wazir Mansion

Wazir Mansion
Alternative names Quaid-e-Azam House
General information
Location Kharadar, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Address New Naham Road
Coordinates 24°51′3″N 66°59′51″E / 24.85083°N 66.99750°E / 24.85083; 66.99750Coordinates: 24°51′3″N 66°59′51″E / 24.85083°N 66.99750°E / 24.85083; 66.99750
Current tenants Museum
Completed 1866
Renovated 2008
Owner Government of Pakistan (before 2011)
Government of Sindh (since 2011)
Technical details
Floor count Ground + 2
Design and construction
Architect H Sohak

Wazir Mansion or official Quaid-i-Azam Birthplace Museum[1] is a former family home in the Kharadar district of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan which is considered the birthplace of the country's founder, Muhammad Ali Jinnah.


Wazir Mansion may be the birthplace of Quaid-e-Azam, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. Once, it was misunderstood to be Jhirk, which was later revealed to be untrue. The reality was disclosed in the book My Brother written in the 1960s by Muhammed Ali Jinnah's sister, Fatima Jinnah in his biography wherein she described the salient features of her brother's life. She mentioned their ancestral village, Paneli, in the state of Gondal, Kathiawar, in the province of Gujarat, in present-day India. Their father, Mr. Jinnah Poonja, had settled in Karachi because of a business partnership with an English Merchant company named Grams Trading Company, whose office was then located in Karachi.[2] Jinnah's ancestral family and their progenies including M. A. Jinnah's daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren have been residents, to this day, of the province of Gujrat and Bombay. Muhammed Ali Jinnah's father got the house for rent in 1874 and settled here for some time. By 1900, he again returned to his native state.[3]


The house now serves as a museum and national archive.

Protected monument

The house has been declared a protected national monument by the Government of Pakistan.[4]

See also


  1. Museums of Sindh, Brochure, Government of Sindh 2012
  2. Khalid Siraj. Jinnah nama (Urdu) p. 11. Published by Dua publications, Al-Hamd Market Urdu Bazar, Lahore.
  3. Fatima Jinnah. "My brother" page 5.
  4. Quaid-e-Azam - Birth and Schooling
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