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Lahore, The City of History and Architecture

General intro :

Lahore is the capital city of the Pakistani province of Punjab. It is the second-most populous city in Pakistan after Karachi and the 32nd most populous city in the world. The city is located at the north-eastern end of Pakistan’s Punjab province, near the border with the Indian state of Punjab. Lahore is ranked as a beta-world city and is one of Pakistan’s wealthiest cities with an estimated GDP of $58.14 billion (PPP) as of 2014

Lahore is the historic cultural center of the Punjab region and is the largest Punjabi city in the world.The city also hosts much of Pakistan’s tourism industry with major attractions including the old Walled City, numerous Sikh shrines, and the Badshahi and Wazir Khan mosques. Lahore is also home to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Lahore Fort and Shalimar Gardens.

Lahore is known as Pakistan’s educational capital, with more colleges and universities than any other city in Pakistan.

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Lahore Location:

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Is Lahore Safe or dangerous?

Besides media talks, I want to mention that Lahore has a safe city project under which about 8000 cameras are installed and have Integrated Command Control & Communication Center (PPIC3) (that was launched in October 2016) which allow the law enforcing agencies to work more efficiently and watch 8000 places from one center that have state of the art facilities designed and controlled with the collaboration of Scotland yard, this center has Integrated Emergency Response System (IERS), the quick response unit of Punjab Police (PRU) & Dolphin Force are directly connected to this center and the response time of forces has been reduced to 5 minutes. They have introduced an app for women protection.

Points to be noted:

=> Quick Response Unit of Punjab Police (PRU)

=> Dolphin Force:

=> Integrated Command Control & Communication Center (PPIC3)

Tourism & Places to visit

Major places to visit

1.Badshahi Mosque ;

this is the second largest mosque in Pakistan.It is symbol of

Islamic & Mughal architecture, The mosque is located west of

Lahore Fort along the outskirts of the Walled City of Lahore and

it has the capacity of 100,000 worshipers.

2. Lahore Fort ;

The Lahore Fort is a citadel in the city of Lahore, Pakistan. The

fortress is located at the northern end of Lahore’s Walled City,

and spreads over an area greater than 20 hectares, The Lahore

Fort has been declared as the World Heritage Site in 1981 by

UNESCO.

3. Shalimar Gardens ;

UNESCO in the year1981 included Shalimar Gardens in its World

Heritage Site along with the Lahore Fort in the year 1972 for its

unique construction and relevance with the history of the era.

4. Minar-e-Pakistan ;

Minar-e-Pakistan is a public monument located in Iqbal Park

which is one of the largest urban parks in Lahore, Punjab,

Pakistan. it is a combination of Modern & Mughal architecture.

5. Wazir Khan Mosque ;

The Wazir Khan Mosque is 17th-century mosque located in the

city of Lahore & is a combination of Mughal & Safavid

architecture.

6. Tomb of Jahangir ;

The Tomb of Jahangir is a 17th-century mausoleum built for the

Mughal Emperor Jahangir. The mausoleum dates from 1637

and is located along the banks of the Ravi River.

7. Hiran Minar ;

Hiran Minar is an early 17th-century Mughal-era complex. The

the complex was built at the site of a game reserve in honor of

Mughal Emperor Jahangir’s pet antelope.

8. The Lahore Museum ;

It was originally established in 1865–66 on the site of the hall or

building of the 1864 Punjab Exhibition and later shifted to its

present site located on The Mall, in 1894. The current building of

Lahore Museum was designed by the well-known architect Sir

Ganga Ram.

9. Mosque of Mariyam Zamani Begum ;

Begum Shahi Mosque, officially known as The Mosque of

Mariyam Zamani Begum is an early 17th-century mosque

situated in the Walled City of Lahore.It is symbol of Mughal

architecture.

10. Kamran’s Baradari ;

Kamran ki Baradari is a summer pavilion at Lahore, Pakistan. It

was built by Kamran Mirza, a son of first Mughal emperor Babur

and a brother of the second Mughal emperor Humayun.

11. Delhi Gate ;

The Delhi Gate is one of the six remaining gates which were the

traditional entry points into the Walled City of Lahore in Lahore,

Pakistan. Delhi Gate and the adjacent Shahi Hammam were

restored in 2015 by the Aga Khan Cultural Service Pakistan.

12. Bagh-e-Jinnah

Bagh-e-Jinnah is a historical park in the city of Lahore, Pakistan.

It was formerly known as Lawrence Gardens. Today, the large

green space contains a botanical garden, Masjid Dar-ul-Islam,

and Quaid-e-Azam Library situated in a Victorian building.

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Bottom line:

Lahore is the safe and historical city and always welcome with open arms and hearts.Pakistani & especially Lahories are looking forward to your visit.

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