QUETTA - The Balochistan government has started taking steps to repair the Quaid-e-Azam Residency, which was badly damaged in bombing in June 15, in its original shape.

The provincial government is set to repair the Quaid-e-Azam Residency at Ziarat in its original shape, which was disfigured in a bomb blast by banned Baloch Liberation Army.

A committee, headed by former Balochistan Chief Secretary Mirza Qamar Baig, has been constituted to forward recommendations to the provincial government for renovating the monument. Mirza also headed the renovation of Quaid-e-Azam Residency in 1999-2000.

Sources said the committee comprises well-known architects, engineers and historians who have voluntarily offered their services for the national cause. Some members of the team, including Nayyar Ali and Kamil Khan Mumtaz, visited the residency along with the authorities of the Balochistan government on July 12 and July 13 and suggested steps enabling the authorities to practically initiate the process of restoration of Jinnah Residency.

The provincial government has vowed to complete the repair work of the residency as soon as possible.

BULLET-RIDDLED BODY FOUND: A bullet-riddled dead body was found in Kech district of Balochistan on Sunday.

According to Levies officials, on a tip-off that a body was lying in a desolated area near Nasirabad, Kech district, Levies personnel rushed to the site and shifted the body, identified as Hameed Esa, to hospital for medico-legal formalities. Sources said the deceased was hit with bullets by unknown armed men, resulting in his immediate death. Later, his body was thrown away. The motive behind the murder could not be ascertained.

A case has been registered and further investigation is in progress.