2500 feet higher than Quetta, very early on Ziarat became a popular hill resort, affording, as Bremner put it 'innumerable views to please the taste of artists both of the brush and the camera.' At the time this photograph was taken, the only buildings built in Ziarat were the Residency and some official bungalows.
The Residency subsequently acquired a doleful significance as the place where Quaid-e-Azam M.A. Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, spent the final days of his life in the summer of 1948, before returning to Karachi where he died on 11 September 1948.
|View of Ziarat near Quetta, 1900|
|Afghan House, Goondan, 1878|
|View of Ziarat, 1900|