Mukli Cemetery: Jam Nizam’s ‘breathing’ mausoleum, ‘mountain breaking tool used where nailing is prohibited’
Mukli Cemetery, near Thatta city, 100 km from Karachi, is spread over an area of 10 km. The number of small and large graves in this cemetery is said to be around one million while there are about 20 large tombs here.
According to tradition, this cemetery of Mukli is named after a woman named ‘Mai Mukli’, whose grave is located under the mihrab of the mosque here, but the historical evidence does not confirm this.
The tombs in the cemetery are said to be 500 years old and due to the cultural and historical significance of the cemetery, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared Mukli a World Heritage Site in 1981.