Pakistan yet again stakes claim on Jinnah house in Mumbai

Pakistan has once again asserted that Jinnah House in Mumbai belonged to it.

The neighboring country stated that any attempt by India to take the building under its control will not be accepted.

This comes after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said her ministry is in the process of getting the bungalow transferred in its name.

The sea-facing bungalow on Malabar Hill in Mumbai was designed by architect Claude Batley in European style and Pakistan’s founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah lived there in the late 1930s.

Pakistan has been demanding in recent years that the property should be handed over to it for housing its Mumbai consulate.

Asked if Pakistan would consider to hand over Kartarpur land to India in a swap deal, Faisal said: “Absolutely not…It is gesture for Sikh minority community made on their request to provide a visa free corridor to facilitate visit to a religious shrine.”

He said the decision to open the Kartarpur corridor was taken at the state-to-state level and the Indian government was fully involved in it.

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