President requests Swiss counterpart for archival documents of Quaid-e-Azam's brother
February 13, 2024
 
 

 

President Arif Alvi has written a letter to the Swiss President, seeking his assistance in providing copies of archival documents about the life of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's brother Ahmad Ali Jinnah, to Pakistan.

The documents are currently in possession of Zurich’s City Archives and are a compilation of photographs, history and details of the life of Ahmad Ali Jinnah and are related to the late Fatima Goepfert-Jinnah, the niece of the Founder of Pakistan.

The President stated that given the status and importance of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, having access to these documents is a matter of national value and interest for the Pakistani people.

The President said First Lady, Samina Alvi, had visited Zurich Archives in January 2024, and after reading most of the documents, had taken a personal interest in the matter.

The President requested Switzerland to gift this historical document collection to the National Archives of Pakistan.