QUETTA: Quaid-e-Azam’s Residency restored after a painstaking efforts of local architects.
Pakistan’s leading architect Nayyar Ali Dada was approached to supervise the Residency’s restoration project within months after it was destroyed in a militant attack. For this purpose, initially, a committee was formed to discuss the restoration and included architects and conservators Kamil Khan Mumtaz and Yasmin Lari. “I suggested that all provinces should be involved in the restoration. The woodwork could come from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the stone from Balochistan or Sindh and so on. It could have been a national project,” says Yasmeen Lari.
It was in May this year that the architects were able to begin work, ahead of an August 14th inauguration. “There was a great deal of inefficiency and bureaucracy,” Dada says. “The work was done under a lot of pressure.”