Anti-Terrorism Court acquits 15 suspects in Ziarat residency attack case

QUETTA: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Quetta acquitted 15 suspects in the Ziarat residency attack case due to a lack of evidence.

On June 15, 2013, militants attacked the Quaid-e-Azam residency in Ziarat with hand grenades and completely destroying the historical monument where the founder of Pakistan Mohammad Ali Jinnah spent his last days. A policeman outside the Quaid’s residency was also killed in the attack.

Bomb disposal squad at that time had also claimed to have defused six more bombs planted inside the residency. The residency was rebuilt and later inaugurated on 14th August 2014, by the government.

The founding father of the country, Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, had spent the last days of his life in Ziarat at the historic wooden structure.

Ziarat is considered a tourist point in Balochistan province. A large number of tourists used to visit the town and the memorials of the Quaid every summer.