Call For Preservation Of British Era Baba Jee Mosque
Situated in the heart of Timergara City in Lower Dir district, the British-era wooden made 'Baba Jee' mosque built in 1899, requires immediate attention of the Government for preservation of the historical building for future generation
TIMERGARA, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 22nd Aug, 2019 ) :Situated in the heart of Timergara City in Lower Dir district, the British-era wooden made 'Baba Jee' mosque built in 1899, requires immediate attention of the Government for preservation of the historical building for future generation.
The mosque is a unique building in Dir Lower carrying 120 years history with eye-catching art work has started losing its original architecture and the residents urged Senior Minister for Tourism and Archeology Khyber Pakthunkhwa to allocate special funds for preservation and repair of this architectural master piece.
Built in 1899 by a religious Alim Mian Gul Muhayuddin, the architectural designs of the mosque, are attracting a large number of foreign and domestic tourists and visitors to see its beautiful doors, pillars, beams, flooring and ceilings being masterpieces of woodwork.
The wood for the mosque was provided by Nawab of Dir Mohammad Sharif Khan, adding Mian Gul Muhayuddin had brought a famous artisan named Abdul Qadir from Peshawar who artistically performed carvings and engravings on the pillars, doors and windows.
The mosque has two spacious halls and four verandas and its wooden ceiling has been decorated in Mughal-era Islamic architecture which remains centre of attraction for visitors. The walls have been plastered with mud that adds to its beauty.