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Lahore
لاہور
—  City District  —
Clockwise from top: Kim's Gun, Badshahi Mosque, Samadhi of Ranjit Singh, Lahore Museum, Shalimar Gardens, Lahore Fort and Minar-e-Pakistan

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Location of Lahore (in red) in Punjab, Pakistan and (inset) Punjab in Pakistan
Coordinates: 31°32′59″N 74°20′37″E / 31.54972°N 74.34361°E / 31.54972; 74.34361
Country  Pakistan
Province Punjab
City District Government 11th September 2008
City Council Lahore
Towns 9
Government
 - Type City District
 - City Nazim
 - Naib Nazim
 - District Coordination Officer M.Anwar ul Haq (D.M.G)
Area [1]
 - Total 1,772 km2 (684 sq mi)
Elevation 217 m (712 ft)
Population (2009[2])
 - Total 10,000,000
  Combined population of Lahore City and Lahore Cantonment
Area code(s) 0423
Website http://www.lahore.gov.pk
Lahore Cantonment is a legally separate military-administered settlement.
.Lahore (Punjabi: لہور  ; Urdu: لاہور, pronounced [laːˈhoːr]  ( listen)) is the capital of the Pakistani province of Punjab and the second largest city in Pakistan after Karachi.^ Lahore is the beautiful city in Pakistan b.
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^ One of the beautiful cities of Pakistan Lahore is one of the beautiful cities of Pakistan Specially its foods are very tasty historical places — Raja Mazhar Ali, October 19, 2006 .
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^ Punjabi Lahore Being a British Sikh and visiting Lahore is an unforgettable experience - Lahore is a phenomenal city and the welcome you get is true punjabi style!!!
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.Historically the main city of the undivided Punjab,[3] it is often called the Garden of Mughals because of its rich Mughal heritage.^ Exploring Lahore I found Lahore a truly great city with great historical asserts and rich old culture.
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It successively served as the capital of the empires of the Shahi kingdoms in the 11th century, the Ghaznavids in the 12th century, the Ghurid State in the 12th and 13th century, the Mughal Empire in the 16th century, the Sikh Empire in the early 19th century, and it was the capital of the Punjab region under the British Raj in the mid 19th and early 20th century. Mughal structures such as the Badshahi Mosque, the Lahore Fort, Shalimar Gardens, and the mausolea of Jehangir and Nur Jehan are popular tourist attractions for the city. .Lahore is also home to many British colonial structures built in the Mughal-Gothic style, such as the Lahore High Court, the General Post Office (GPO), the Lahore Museum, and many older universities including the University of the Punjab.^ You can find Punjab University Lahore.
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^ Punjabi Lahore Being a British Sikh and visiting Lahore is an unforgettable experience - Lahore is a phenomenal city and the welcome you get is true punjabi style!!!
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.Lahore is often referred to as the cultural heart of Pakistan, as it is the center of Pakistani arts, films and intelligentsia.^ But This pakistan is nothing without its heart and that heart is Lahore.
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^ Makah and Madina.thats way Lahore is the Heart of Islamic Republic of PAKISTAN. PAKISTAN ZINDA BAD. — asif iqbal, July 18, 2008 .
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^ I believe that there is no such beautiful and lovely place in the world like our “Lahore” which is the heart of Pakistan.
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.Punjabi is the native language of the province and is the most widely-spoken language in Lahore.^ The local dialect of Punjabi spoken in Lahore should receive more official patronage.
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^ Lahori Punjabi defines Lahore to some degree and I love hearing locals use their own language.
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.Urdu has started to become more prominent in many areas due to its official status as the national language and due to increasing migration from other parts of the country, despite this Punjabi remains the primary means of communication in both the city and adjoining rural areas.^ I like your work with regards to Information on other countries, Lahore and Karachi are very nice cities.
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^ Despite travels to other parts of the world, my heart always draws me to thoughts of Lahore and its beauty.
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English has also become increasingly more popular with educated and younger people due to its official status in government and preferred language status for business. .Many Punjabi speakers in Lahore are known as Lahori Punjabi due to their use of a mixture of Punjabi and colloquial Urdu.^ Iqbal Town, Lahore - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Iqbal Town (Urdu: اقبال ٹاؤن) (also known as Allama Iqbal Town; علامہ اقبال ٹاؤن) is a commercial and residential locality in the south-western Lahore.

^ Lahori Punjabi defines Lahore to some degree and I love hearing locals use their own language.
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According to the 1998 census, Lahore's population was nearly 7 million. Mid-2006 government estimates now put the population at approximately 10 million.[2] .This makes Lahore the fifth largest city in South Asia and the 26th largest city in the world.^ Lahore is the best city in the world.
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^ South Asia i m not saying like this becoz i m from lahore...any one can visit lahore and can feel the difference....life in lahore is sooooooo pleasant....tremendous city full of life....freinds....the day i was on the airport to leabe lahore.
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^ Without a doubt world,s greatest city with big heart peop;ewho embrace everyone.that is the secret of lahore,s beauty and greatness.
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.In 2008, Lahore was ranked as a city with High Sufficiency to become a Gamma world city.^ Lahore is the best city in the world.
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^ Without a doubt world,s greatest city with big heart peop;ewho embrace everyone.that is the secret of lahore,s beauty and greatness.
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^ Jinay Lahore Nahin wakhia O Jamia e nae Lahore jasi city all over the world kahien bhi nahin milty kion kay lahore lahore hay aur jinay lahore nahin wakhiay O ..................
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[4][5] It has been ranked by The Guardian as the 2nd Best Tourist Destination in Pakistan.[6]

Contents

History

Origins

.A legend based on oral traditions holds that Lahore, known in ancient times as Lavapuri (City of Lava in Sanskrit),[7] was founded by Prince Lava,[8] the son of Rama, while Kasur was founded by his twin brother Prince Kusha.^ I miss every time my native city Lahore I was born in lahore service hospital in 1980.
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^ City of Lahore stands as the most astounding place in Pakistan that can be found nowhere in the world.
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^ Exploring Lahore I found Lahore a truly great city with great historical asserts and rich old culture.
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[9] To this day, Lahore Fort has a vacant temple dedicated to Lava (also pronounced Loh, hence Loh-awar or "The Fort of Loh").[10]
Ptolemy, the celebrated 2nd-century Egyptian astronomer and geographer, mentions in his Geographia a city called Labokla[11] situated on the route between the Indus River and Palibothra, or Pataliputra (Patna) mostly, in a tract of country called Kasperia (Kashmir). .It was described as extending along the rivers Bidastes or Vitasta (Jhelum), Sandabal or Chandra Bhaga (Chenab), and Adris or Iravati (Ravi).^ Lahore is a city located in Northeast Pakistan in the Punjab Province along the banks of the Ravi River.
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.This city may have been ancient Lahore.^ Lahore is the best than all cities — ashfaq, May 29, 2007 .
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^ Lahore, Lahore hai lahore is world best histirical city place , janay lahore nahi dakha vo jamya nhai — Naveed Iqbal, May 27, 2006 .
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The oldest authentic document about Lahore was written anonymously in 982. It is called Hudud-i-Alam (The Regions of the World).[12] In 1927 it was translated into English by Vladimir Fedorovich Minorsky and published in Lahore. In this document, Lahore is referred to as a small shehr (city) with "impressive temples, large markets and huge orchards." It refers to "two major markets around which dwellings exist," and it also mentions "the mud walls that enclose these two dwellings to make it one." The original document is currently held in the British Museum.[13] Lahore was called by different names throughout history. To date there is no conclusive evidence as to when it was founded. .Some historians trace the history of the city as far back as 4000 years ago.^ Now its been 4 years and im 14 i absolutely love the city and i cant wait until next year when i go back — Saad, December 1, 2006 .
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^ Yes Same here I have been back to pakistan and my city lahore almost four years ago.
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^ LAHORE LAHORE LAHORE Gawd i love this city i remember a few years ago exploring the city with my dad and visting all the sites, roads, restaurants, and everything.
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[14]

Early rulers

11th Century House in Walled City
.Few references to Lahore exist for times before its capture by Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni in the eleventh century.^ IM IN USA FOR THE PAST FEW YEARS BUT MISS LAHORE ALL THE TIME. I WANA GO BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!
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In 1021, Mahmud appointed Malik Ayaz to the throne and made Lahore the capital of the Ghaznavid Empire. .The sultan took Lahore after a long siege and battle in which the city was torched and depopulated.^ LONG LIVE LAHORE Aslam o Alaikum(hi) i am living in spain ,23 years man basically a pakistani from the city of Gujranwala one hour drive from lahore.
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As the first Muslim ruler of Lahore, Ayaz rebuilt and repopulated the city. He added many important features, such as city gates and a masonry fort, built in 1037–1040 on the ruins of the previous one,[15] which had been demolished in the fighting (as recorded by Munshi Sujan Rae Bhandari, author of the Khulasatut Tawarikh in 1695–96). The present Lahore Fort stands on the same location. Under his rule, the city became a cultural and academic center, renowned for poetry.[16] .The tomb of Malik Ayaz can still be seen in the Rang Mahal commercial area of town.^ Lahore New Commercial Area for Parkview (Town Oppisate of the Internatio nal Terminal) .
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[17]
After the fall of the Ghaznavid Empire, Lahore was ruled by various Muslim dynasties known as the Delhi Sultanate, including the Khiljis, Tughlaqs, Sayyid, Lodhis and Suris.[18] When Sultan Qutb-ud-din Aybak was crowned here in 1206, he became the first Muslim sultan of the South Asia[19]. It was not until 1524 that Lahore became part of the Mughal Empire.[20]

History of Lahore

The origins of Lahore are shrouded in the mists of antiquity but Lahore is undoubtedly ancient. .Legend has it that it was founded about 4,000 years ago by Loh, son of Rama, the hero of the Hindu epic, the Ramayana.^ Excelent For Study i lived lahore round about one year for study.i found him excelent for study because there are many oppurtunites for student.
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.Historically, it has been proved that Lahore is at least 2,000 years old.^ Lahore is historically a important city; it's been around for hundreds or years and has been ruled by the Moguls, Sikhs and British.
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^ Old Crescentarian Lahore, A place where i spent 23 years of my life.
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^ Exploring Lahore I found Lahore a truly great city with great historical asserts and rich old culture.
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.Hieun-tasng, the famous Chinese pilgrim has given a vivid description of Lahore which he visited in the early parts of the 7th century AD. Lying on the main trade and invasion routes to South Asia, Lahore has been ruled and plundered by a number of dynasties and hordes.^ I never visited lahore and never knew what lies in lahore.
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^ South Asia i m not saying like this becoz i m from lahore...any one can visit lahore and can feel the difference....life in lahore is sooooooo pleasant....tremendous city full of life....freinds....the day i was on the airport to leabe lahore.
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^ Lahore is only one of the many countries in Asia in which we provide telephone numbers.

Muslim rule began here when Qutub-ud-din Aibak was crowned in Lahore in 1206 and thus became the first Muslim Sultan of the South Asia. It waxed and waned in importance during the Sultanate. .However, it touched the zenith of its glory during the Mughal rule from 1524 to 1752. The Mughals, who were famous as builders, gave Lahore some of its finest architectural monuments, many of which are extinct today.^ I made some great friends who live in Lahore, I will never forget my friends in this fabulous city.
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Built in 1673, the Badshahi Mosque is a prime example of Mughal Architecture.
Jahangir's mausoleum in Shahdara, Lahore
.From 1524 to 1752, Lahore was part of the Mughal Empire, and from 1584 to 1598, under the emperors Akbar and Jahangir, the city served as its capital.^ Lahore is the cool city of PAKISTAN Well iam student in Lahore from 2005 i & i am still living in lahore but i like the old part of lahore becuse i feel nice.
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^ There is some conspiracy surrounding the greatest Mughal emperor, Akbar's religious beliefs but they were all descendents of Muslim families.
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^ Lahore Part of the Old City - Mosque .
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.Lahore reached a peak of architectural glory during the rule of the Mughals, many of whose buildings and gardens have survived the ravages of time.^ Lahore View of the city; behind are the many buildings which now dominate the Lahore...
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.Lahore's reputation for beauty fascinated the English poet John Milton, who wrote "Agra and Lahore, the Seat of the Great Mughal" in 1670.[21] During this time, the massive Lahore Fort was built.^ Without a doubt world,s greatest city with big heart peop;ewho embrace everyone.that is the secret of lahore,s beauty and greatness.
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^ Lahore Shalimar Gardens; built by the same person who built the Taj Mahal (a Muslim).
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^ I made some great friends who live in Lahore, I will never forget my friends in this fabulous city.
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.A few buildings within the fort were added by Akbar's son, Mughal emperor Jahangir, who is buried in the city.^ There is some conspiracy surrounding the greatest Mughal emperor, Akbar's religious beliefs but they were all descendents of Muslim families.
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Jahangir's son, Shahjahan Burki, was born in Lahore. .He, like his father, extended the Lahore Fort and built many other structures in the city, including the Shalimar Gardens.^ I have visited many cities of the Europe also but Lahore is Lahore.
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^ Lahore I have seen many countries,Swear GOD did,t saw any city like Lahore,im proude to be a lahori inshAllah will go back to stay some mounths in my city.
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^ I love this Lahore to bits....been to so many (over rated) cities around europe but have never seen anything quite as beautiful, lively and fun as Lahore.
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.The last of the great Mughals, Aurangzeb, who ruled from 1658 to 1707, built the city's most famous monuments, the Badshahi Masjid and the Alamgiri Gate next to the Lahore Fort.^ BHAATI GATE LAHORE is a great city.if you want to visit lahore you should also visit bhaati gate.you can see here every colour of LAHORE,and pakistan too.
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^ City of Lahore stands as the most astounding place in Pakistan that can be found nowhere in the world.
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^ Lahore is in my HEART The world most romantic place is lahore i love this city more then love.this is my city Lahore,Lahore is 100% BULLY BULLY — Usman Azad Butt, March 28, 2007 .
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During the 18th century, as Mughal power dwindled, Lahore was often invaded, and government authority was lacking. The great Punjabi poet Baba Waris Shah said of the situation, "khada peeta wahy da, baqi Ahmad Shahy da" — "we have nothing with us except what we eat and wear, all other things are for Ahmad Shah". Ahmad Shah Durrani captured remnants of the Mughal Empire and had consolidated control over the Punjab and Kashmir regions by 1761.[22]
.The 1740s were years of chaos, and the city had nine different governors between 1745 and 1756. Invasions and chaos in local government allowed bands of warring Sikhs to gain control in some areas.^ Lahore is historically a important city; it's been around for hundreds or years and has been ruled by the Moguls, Sikhs and British.
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In 1801, the 12 Sikh Misls joined into one to form a sovereign Sikh state ruled by Maharaja Ranjit Singh.[23]

Sikh rule

Mausoleum of the Sikh emperor Maharaja Ranjit Singh
During the 1740s, frequent invasions by Afghans led by Ahmad Shah Abdali and chaos in local government had made life very uncomfortable for the citizens of Lahore. Bhangi Misl was the fist Sikh band to plunder the Mughal Lahore. Later Ranjit Singh was able to make gains in this chaos. He defeated the son of Abdali, Zaman Shah in a battle between Lahore and Amritsar. Out of the chaos of Afghani and Sikh conflicts emerged a victorious Sikh by the name of Ranjit Singh who was able to unify the Sikh factions and capture Lahore where he was crowned Emperor.

British rule

Map of Lahore drawn up during the rule of the British, 1893
British-built Tollinton Market, ca. 1864
.Ranjit Singh made Lahore his capital and was able to expand the kingdom to the Khyber Pass and also included Jammu and Kashmir, while keeping the British from expanding across the River Sutlej for more than 40 years.^ I do have a job; this took more than a year to do.
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.After his death in 1839 the internecine fighting between the Sikhs and several rapid forfeitures of territory by his sons, along with the intrigues of the Dogras and two Anglo-Sikh wars, eventually led to British control of the Lahore Darbar ten years later.^ Punjabi Lahore Being a British Sikh and visiting Lahore is an unforgettable experience - Lahore is a phenomenal city and the welcome you get is true punjabi style!!!
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^ Lahore is historically a important city; it's been around for hundreds or years and has been ruled by the Moguls, Sikhs and British.
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^ I studied in lahore and later did almost one half year job there before i moved to Germany.
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.For the British, Punjab was a frontier province, because Lahore had boundaries with Afghanistan and Persia.^ Lahore is a city located in Northeast Pakistan in the Punjab Province along the banks of the Ravi River.
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Therefore, the Punjabis, unlike the Bengalis and the Sindhis, were not allowed to use their mother tongue as an official language. The British first introduced Urdu as an official language in Punjab,[24][25] including Lahore, allegedly due to a fear of Punjabi nationalism. Under British rule (1849–1947), colonial architecture in Lahore combined Mughal, Gothic and Victorian styles. Under Bristish rule, Sir Ganga Ram (Father of Modern Lahore), designed and built General Post Office, Lahore Museum, Aitchison College, Mayo School of Arts (now the NCA), Ganga Ram Hospital, Lady Mclagan Girls High School, the chemistry department of the Government College University, the Albert Victor wing of Mayo Hospital, Sir Ganga Ram High School (now Lahore College for Women) the Hailey College of Commerce, Ravi Road House for the Disabled, the Ganga Ram Trust Building on The Mall, and Lady Maynard Industrial School.[26] .He also constructed Lahore Model Town, a suburb that has recently developed into a cultural center for Lahore's growing socioeconomic elite.^ I am originaly from Model Town lahore.Witch is very green, clean and beautiful like paradise.
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.The GPO and YMCA buildings in Lahore commemorated the golden jubilee of Queen Victoria, an event marked by the construction of clock towers and monuments all over British India.^ I always miss the roads, streets, bazaars, buildings, climate, all seasons of my city and everything, especially my beloved and great “Zida Dilane Lahore”.
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.Other important British buildings included the High Court, the Government College University, the museums, the National College of Arts, Montgomery Hall, Tollinton Market, the University of the Punjab (Old Campus) and the Provincial Assembly.^ I was looking for a photo of the High COurt building.
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Even today, Mall Road retains a variety of Gothic and Victorian style buildings built during the British Raj. .At one end of The Mall stands the university, one of the most prestigious universities of Pakistan.^ City of Lahore stands as the most astounding place in Pakistan that can be found nowhere in the world.
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.The British also launched the city's first horse-racing club in 1924, starting a tradition that continues today at the Lahore Race Club.^ Punjabi Lahore Being a British Sikh and visiting Lahore is an unforgettable experience - Lahore is a phenomenal city and the welcome you get is true punjabi style!!!
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^ Lahore is historically a important city; it's been around for hundreds or years and has been ruled by the Moguls, Sikhs and British.
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The independence movement

Lahore has always had a political and cultural role in the creation of Pakistan. The Minar-e-Pakistan represents a key point where the Pakistan Resolution was passed.
.Lahore played a special role in the independence movements of both India and Pakistan.^ One of the beautiful cities of Pakistan Lahore is one of the beautiful cities of Pakistan Specially its foods are very tasty historical places — Raja Mazhar Ali, October 19, 2006 .
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^ Hi I am from Delhi India, I have seen Lahore when India & Pakistan used to play at the Qaddafi stadium at Lahore.Heard it is a beatiful city(Can only imagine) .
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The 1929 Indian National Congress session was held at Lahore. In this Congress, the Declaration of the Independence of India was moved by Pandit Nehru and passed unanimously at midnight on 31 December 1929.[27] On this occasion, the contemporary tricolour of India (with a chakra at its centre) was hoisted for the first time as a national flag, and thousands of people saluted it.
Lahore's prison was used by the British to detain revolutionary freedom fighters. Noted freedom fighter Jatin Das died in Lahore's prison after fasting for 63 days in protest of British treatment of political prisoners. One of the greatest martyrs in the history of Indian independence, Shaheed Sardar Bhagat Singh, was hanged here.[28]
.The most important session of the All India Muslim League (later the Pakistan Muslim League), demanding the creation of Pakistan, was held in Lahore in 1940.[29] Muslims under the leadership of Quaid-e-Azam (Muhammad Ali Jinnah) demanded a separate homeland for Muslims of India in a document known as the Pakistan Resolution or the Lahore Resolution.^ Good work I am really happy after seeing these pictures, which i was looking for a longtime, these pictures will help who are living abroad, and want to see the latest developments in pakistan, as most in lahore.thanks — Muhammad zubair, March 26, 2005 .
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^ One of the beautiful cities of Pakistan Lahore is one of the beautiful cities of Pakistan Specially its foods are very tasty historical places — Raja Mazhar Ali, October 19, 2006 .
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^ Hi I am from Delhi India, I have seen Lahore when India & Pakistan used to play at the Qaddafi stadium at Lahore.Heard it is a beatiful city(Can only imagine) .
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It was during this session that Jinnah, the leader of the league, publicly proposed the Two-Nation Theory for the first time.[30]

Post-independence

.Upon the independence of Pakistan, Lahore was made capital of the Punjab province in the new state of Pakistan.^ Lahore is a city located in Northeast Pakistan in the Punjab Province along the banks of the Ravi River.
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^ Pakistan's heart and soul is Lahore and efforts should be made to highlight all things Lahori- from city sites, history, cuisine and language.
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^ PAKISTAN and ilove LAHORE as well..........thankyou God to give me Pakistan as independent country and i proud being Pakistani and Lahori as well........God Bless You Every One.....
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.Almost immediately, large scale riots broke out among Muslims, Sikhs and Hindus, causing many deaths as well as damage to historic monuments—including the Lahore Fort, Badshahi mosque and other colonial buildings.^ Lahore One of the 4 Towers of Bahadshai Mosque and right beside it a Sikh...
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^ So i went looking, and found many great places such as shahi qila, badshahi mosque, minar-e-pakistan, dataa durbar etc.
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^ Lahore is historically a important city; it's been around for hundreds or years and has been ruled by the Moguls, Sikhs and British.
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[31] With United Nations assistance, the government was able to rebuild Lahore, and most scars of the communal violence of independence were erased. Less than 20 years later, however, Lahore once again became a battleground in the War of 1965. The battlefield and trenches can still be observed today close to the Wahga border area.
.After independence, Lahore lost much of its glory to Karachi, which quickly became the biggest and most industrialised city.^ Love Lahore I really love my LAAAHHHHHHOOOORRRRREEEEEEEE. but due to some reasons i m not there now, i miss my city and streets so much.
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^ City of Lahore stands as the most astounding place in Pakistan that can be found nowhere in the world.
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^ I born in lahore.I visited many cities of Pakistan and UK. But I feel so much comfortable in Lahore that i can't express.This is true that this city never sleep.
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It was not until the rule of the Mian brothers, and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) riots in of the 1990s, that Lahore once again gained its significance as an economic and cultural powerhouse through government reforms. The second Islamic Summit Conference was held in the city.[32] In 1996 the International Cricket Council Cricket World Cup final match was held at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
.The Walled City of Lahore known locally as the "Andheron Shehr" is the oldest and most historic part of Lahore.^ The city of lahore has its fair share in historical architecture.
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^ One of the beautiful cities of Pakistan Lahore is one of the beautiful cities of Pakistan Specially its foods are very tasty historical places — Raja Mazhar Ali, October 19, 2006 .
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^ Lahore is historically a important city; it's been around for hundreds or years and has been ruled by the Moguls, Sikhs and British.
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.The Punjab government embarked on a major project in 2009 to restore the Royal Trail (Shahi Guzar Gah) from Akbari Gate to the Lahore Fort with the help of the World Bank under the Sustainable Development of the Walled City of Lahore (SDWCL) project.^ Lahore is the best city in the world.
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^ Without a doubt world,s greatest city with big heart peop;ewho embrace everyone.that is the secret of lahore,s beauty and greatness.
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^ Jinay Lahore Nahin wakhia O Jamia e nae Lahore jasi city all over the world kahien bhi nahin milty kion kay lahore lahore hay aur jinay lahore nahin wakhiay O ..................
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.The project aims at the Walled City development, at exploring and highlighting economic potential of the Walled City as a cultural heritage, exploring and highlighting the benefits of the SWDCL project for the residents, and at soliciting suggestions regarding maintenance of development and conservation of the Walled City.^ Exploring Lahore I found Lahore a truly great city with great historical asserts and rich old culture.
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Geography and climate

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Lying between 31°15′—31°45′ N and 74°01′—74°39′ E, Lahore is bounded on the north and west by the Sheikhupura District, on the east by Wagah, and on the south by Kasur District. The Ravi River flows on the northern side of Lahore. Lahore city covers a total land area of 404 km² and is still growing.
Lahore features a semiarid climate with long and extremely hot summers, dry and relatively mild winters, a monsoon and dust storms. The weather of Lahore is extreme during the months of May, June and July, when the temperatures soar to 40–48 °C (104–118 °F). From late June till August, the monsoon seasons starts, with heavy rainfall throughout the province. The city’s highest maximum temperature was 48.3 °C (118.9 °F),[34] recorded on June 6, 1921, and again on June 9, 2007.[35] At the time the meteorological office recorded this official temperature in the shade, it reported a heat index in direct sunlight of 55 °C (131 °F). The lowest temperature recorded in Lahore is −6 °C (21.2 °F). The highest rainfall in the city was of 453 millimetres (17.8 in), which occurred on August 21, 1996 and continued for three days.[34]

Civic administration

Under the latest revision of Pakistan's administrative structure, promulgated in 2001,[36] Lahore was tagged as a City District, and divided into nine towns.[37] Each town in turn consists of a group of union councils (U.C.'s).[38]

Administrative towns

Administrative towns of Lahore[39]
  1. Ravi Town
  2. Shalimar Town
  3. Wagah Town
  4. Aziz Bhatti Town
  5. Data Gunj Bakhsh Town
  6. Gulberg Town
  7. Samanabad Town
  8. Iqbal Town
  9. Nishtar Town
A. Lahore Cantonment

Localities

Other major residential areas within Lahore include: Abdalian Housing Society, Awan Town, Badami Bagh, Bahria Town, Defence Housing Authority, Faisal Town, Garden Town, GCP Society, Green Town, Gulberg, Gulshan-e-Ravi, Hassan Town, Ichhra, Iqbal Town, Islampura, Johar Town, Model Town, Muhafiz Town, Mustafa Town, Nespak Society, New Muslim Town, NFC Employees Cooperative Housing Society, Pasco Society, Punjab Cooperative Housing Society, Sabzazar Scheme, Sant Nagar, Saroba Gardens, Shad Bagh, Sukh Chayn Gardens, Township, Valencia Town, Youhanabad and WAPDA Town.

Neighbourhoods

Lahore's old city fabric has changed dramatically over time under the occupation of various South Asian empires. Some of the older remaining districts of Lahore are: Baghbanpura, Batapur, Begum Kot, Canal View Housing Society, Central Park, Chah Miran, Chowk Yateem Khana, Defence Housing Authority (DHA), Gawalmandi, Harbanspura, Jallo Mor, Krishan Nagar, Lakshmi Chowk, Mozang Chungi, Mughalpura, Qila Gujar Singh, Raiwind, Sanda, Shahdara Bagh, Shadman and Tajpura Scheme LDA.

Economy

The WAPDA building is the main headquarters for Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority.
As of 2008, the city's gross domestic product (GDP) by purchasing power parity (PPP) was estimated at $40 billion with a projected average growth rate of 5.6 percent.[40] This is at par with Pakistan's other economic hub, Karachi, with Lahore (having half the population) fostering an economy that is 51% of the size of Karachi's ($78 billion in 2008).[40] The contribution of Lahore to the national economy is supposed to be around 13.2%.[41][42][43] Lahore's GDP is projected to be $102 billion by the year 2025, with a slightly higher growth rate of 5.6% per annum, as compared to Karachi's 5.5%.[40][44] Central to Lahore's economy is the Lahore Stock Exchange (LSE), Pakistan's second largest stock exchange. Lahore has offices of several Pakistani government corporations including the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) and Water and Sewage Authority (WASA). Food and restaurant businesses remain open all night. Lahore is the second largest financial hub of Pakistan and has industrial areas including Kot Lakhpat and the new Sundar Industrial Estate (near Raiwand). Lahore’s economic base is broad and varied. Major industries include the manufacture of automobiles and motorcycles, home appliances, steel, telecommunications, information technology, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, engineering, and construction material.[citation needed] A major industrial agglomeration with about 9,000 industrial units, Lahore has shifted in recent decades from manufacturing to service industries.[45] Some 42% of its work force is employed in finance, banking, real estate, community, cultural, and social services.[45] The city is the country’s largest software producing center,[45] and hosts a growing computer-assembly industry.[45]
Siddiq Trade Center is one of Lahore's many new shopping malls.
Lahore's economic strength relies on the fact that it is the biggest city of Pakistan's most populous province. It is also the most advanced in terms of infrastructure, having extensive and relatively well developed road links to all major cities in Punjab and North-West Frontier Province, a rail link with India and the province's biggest International airport. It also has the most developed communications infrastructure in the province, which includes a wide network of fiber optic telephone and cable lines, GSM mobile network, IPP and WiMax. It has the most developed education and health sectors as well, making it the economic, political and educational hub of the province. ‎ As Lahore expands, former residential areas are being turned into commercial centres, and the suburban population is constantly moving outwards. This has resulted in the development of the Liberty Market, MM Alam Road, the new Jail Road (which has some of the largest office buildings in Lahore), and the Main Boulevard.
Lahore is famous as the hub of handmade carpet manufacturing in Pakistan.[46] At present, hand-knitted carpets produced in and around Lahore are among Pakistan's leading export products, and their manufacturing is the second-largest cottage and small industry.
Craftsmen in Lahore produce almost every type of handmade carpet using popular motifs such as medallions, paisleys, traceries, and geometric designs. The Lahore Design Centre at the Punjab Small Industries Corporation maintains a separate section of carpet designing to experiment with new designs. Lahore is famous for single-wefted designs in Turkoman and Caucasian style and double-wefted Mughal types.
Metro, Makro and Hyperstar (Carrefour) have situated their headquarters in Lahore.

Projects

The District Government has spent a great deal of money on the refurnishment and renovation of various vintage building within Lahore. Shaahdin Manzil was built in 1914 and was renovated in 2009.
Among the projects currently under construction in Lahore is the long-delayed Lahore Expo Centre.[47]
Lake City is a resort and residential development planned on the outskirts of Lahore. Covering an area of more than 2,104 acres (851 ha), the resort will include lush green parks, sinuous lakes, an 18-hole regulation golf course and other features.[48]
Defense Raya Golf Resort, also under construction, will be Pakistan's largest and Asia's largest golf course. The project is the result of a partnership between DHA Lahore and BRDB Malaysia. The rapid development of large projects such as these in the city is expected to boost the economy of the country.[49]
A completed section of the Lahore Ring Road, a major ring road designed to ease traffic within central Lahore
Among the many other projects under construction in Lahore are: Pace Tower (24 floors, under construction),[50] Mall99 (21 floors, under construction),[51] Lahore Expo Center (under construction),[47] Expo Center tower (approved), IT Tower (23 floors, under construction),[52] Alamgir Tower (31 floors, under construction),[53] DHA Haly Tower (low rise, under construction),[54] Lahore Ring Road (under construction),[55] Lahore Sports City (approved),[56] Kot Lakhpat elevated expressway (approved), Lahore Rapid Mass Transit System (vision),[57] Xinhua Mall (20 floors, under construction),[58] Lahore-Sialkot motorway (under construction), Boulevard Heights (19 floors, under construction),[59] Pearl Continental Tower (40 floors, 152 meters, proposed),[60][61] LDA Tower (40 floors, approved),[62] Bank Square Gulberg (vision), Pace Circle and Hyatt Regency (12 floors, under construction)[63] and Tricon Corporate Tower (18 floors, under construction).[64]
The economy is also enhanced by Lahore's historic and cultural importance. Being the capital of the largest province in Pakistan brings the city one of the largest development budgets in the country.

Transportation

Main Boulevard is one of the largest roads in the city.
Lahore is one of Pakistan's most accessible cities and the only city in the country where one can find public and private transportation 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. This includes public buses, as well as thousands of rickshaws and taxis, which run on compressed natural gas to reduce pollution in the city. About 75% of residents have their own conveyances. The roads in the city are well maintained and are broadened when needed to meet increasing demand.
The Lahore Ring Road (LRR) Project was launched on December 22, 2004 at a groundbreaking ceremony attended by President General Pervez Musharaf. The LRR Project is a large road project being developed by the Punjab Government, intended to ensure efficient and speedy movement of freight and passengers, to alleviate traffic flow problems, and to boost the city's potential for industrial development. The project includes the construction of a six-lane divided highway, interchanges, RCC bridges, reinforced earth abutments and walls, overhead pedestrian bridges, culverts, tunnels, underpasses, flyovers and related works, at a total projected cost of over Rs.20 billion and Rs.13 billion respectively.
In addition to the historic Grand Trunk Road (G.T. Road), motorways connecting all major cities (Islamabad, Multan, Faisalabad, Peshawar, Rawalpindi, etc.) have been built. A motorway to Sialkot is under construction. The government has built underpasses to ease congestion and prevent traffic jams, and according to official figures, Lahore has the highest number of underpasses in Pakistan. The government would undertake planned rehabilitation of the roads, which have outlived their designed life, construction of missing road links and development of province-wide secondary arteries linking national motorways and trade corridors to foster economic opportunities via meeting expanding domestic and international travel and trade demands.
The Punjab government had allocated Rs 170.300 million for W/I of Thokar-Raiwind Road, Rs 50 million for the dualisation of Lahore-Jaranwala Road from Ferozepur Interchange to Mandi Faizabad, Rs 40 million for the construction of extending building for IWMI Thokar Niaz Baig Lahore, Rs 2.7 million for the construction of an overhead bridge at Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jillani Road near University of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Rs 56 million for PC-II for a feasibility study of elevated expressways in Lahore, Rs 10 million for the construction of an elevated expressway from Lahore Bridge to Niazi Chowk, Rs 50 million for the strengthening of Sheikhupura-Gujranwala Road, and Rs 15 million for the construction of a bypass between Sargodha and Lahore Road.
Daewoo city bus
Several bus companies operate in Lahore. Premier Bus Services, owned by the Beaconhouse Group, was started in 2003. It provides premium transportation services to the general public of Lahore, with hundreds of buses running on exclusive routes. This is the largest public transport service provider in Pakistan. The buses are in the process of being converted to compressed natural gas for environmental and economic reasons. Daewoo City Buses also provide transportation for the masses. Though these buses are fewer in number, they are air conditioned and provide better comfort to passengers. In addition to these two major companies, there are several other small companies (New Khan Metro, Niazi etc) that provide services within Lahore; they cover only particular routes and are fewer in number.
Pakistan Railways is headquartered in Lahore.[65] Pakistan Railways provides an important mode of transportation for commuters and connects distant parts of the country with Lahore for business, sightseeing, pilgrimage, and education. The Lahore Central Railway Station, built during the British colonial era, is located in the heart of the city.
The Allama Iqbal International Airport is the second largest civil airport in the country.
To accommodate increased air travel, the government built a new city airport in 2003. It was named Allama Iqbal International Airport after the national poet of Pakistan, Allama Muhammad Iqbal, and is served by international airlines as well as the national flag carrier, Pakistan International Airlines. The previous airport now operates as the Hajj Terminal to facilitate the great influx of pilgrims traveling to Saudi Arabia to perform the hajj every year. Lahore also has a general aviation airport known as Walton Airport.
Lahore Rapid Mass Transit (LRMT) System is a project envisioned to provide mass transit facilities to Lahore. The project is expected to be completed in 2020. In the first phase, two light rail lines will be constructed. The first Green Line between Shahdra and Hamza Town (Ferozpur Road) will be completed by 2011 and cost $2.4 billion. The second Orange Line between Pakistan Mint and Sabzazar will cost US $1.9 billion and will be completed by 2015. In the second phase, Blue and Purple lines will be constructed.

Demographics

Regal Church
According to the 1998 census, Lahore's population was nearly 6.8 million. Mid-2006 government estimates put the population at somewhere around 10 million, which makes it the second largest city in Pakistan, after Karachi.[66] It is considered to be one of the 30 largest cities of the world. Also according to the 1998 census, 86.2% or 6,896,000 of the population are Punjabis; 10.2% or 816,000 are Urdu speakers; 3% speak Pashto; and the Seraikis, at 0.4%, number about 32,000.[67]
The main languages spoken in Lahore are Urdu and Punjabi. According to the 1998 census, 94% of Lahore's population is Sunni and Shia Muslim, up from 60% in 1941. Other religions include Christians (5.80% of the total population, though they form around 9.0% of the rural population), as well as Ahmadis at 0.20% and a small number of Bahá'ís, Hindus, Parsis, and Sikhs. Due to Lahore's diverse culture, there are many mosques, shrines, synagogues, Hindu and Jain temples, Sikh Gurudwaras, and churches across the city. Some of the most famous mosques include: Badshahi Masjid, Dai Anga Mosque, Data Durbar Complex, Shia Masjid, Suneri Mosque, Wazir Khan Mosque, Moti Masjid, Masjid-e-Shuhda (Martyr's Mosque) and Mosque of Mariyam Zamani Begum. Some of the famous shrines include: Tomb of Muhammad Iqbal, Bibi Pak Daman, Samadhi of Ranjit Singh, Tomb of Shah Jamal, Tomb of Lal Hussain, Tomb of Anārkalī, Tomb of Jahangir, Tomb of Empress Nur Jehan and Tomb of Abdul Hasan Asaf Khan. Some of the well-known churches include Regal Church, Hall Road Church, Convent of Jesus and Mary and Sacred Heart Cathedral.

Culture

One of the horses on display at the annual horse and cattle show
Lahore's culture is unique. Known as the cultural capital or Heart of Pakistan, the city has been the seat of the Mughal Empire and the Sikh Empire as well as the capital of Punjab in Mahmud Ghaznavi's 11th century empire and in the British Empire.
Lahore has played an important role in Pakistani history. It was in this city that Pakistan's independence declaration was made. It was the largest city in the newly formed Pakistan at the time of independence and provided the easiest access to India, with its porous border near the Indian city of Amritsar only 30 miles (48 km) to the east. Large numbers of Hindus, Sikhs, and Muslims lived closely in Lahore before the independence of Pakistan. The city suffered many revolts, demonstrations and bloodshed at the time of independence due to the enmity between Muslims and Hindus at the time and the uncertainty which loomed over the fate of Lahore even after India and Pakistan became independent. Lahore's culture, its history, institutions, food, clothing, films, music, fashion, and liberal community lifestyle attract people from all over the country.
Badshahi Mosque, seen here at night, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The people of Lahore celebrate many festivals and events throughout the year, blending Mughal, Western, and other traditions. Eid ul-Fitr and Eid ul-Adha are celebrated. Many people decorate their houses and light candles to illuminate the streets and houses during public holidays; roads and businesses may be lit for days. The mausoleum of Ali Hujwiri, also known as Data Ganj Bakhsh (Persian/Urdu: داتا گنج بخش) or Data Sahib, is located in Lahore, and an annual urs is held every year as a big festival.
Basant is a Punjabi festival marking the coming of spring. Basant celebrations in Pakistan are centered in Lahore, and people from all over the country and from abroad come to the city for the annual festivities. Kite-flying competitions traditionally take place on city rooftops during Basant. Courts have banned the kite-flying because of casualties and power installation losses. The ban was lifted for two days in 2007, then immediately reimposed when 11 people were killed by celebratory gunfire, sharp kite-strings, electrocution, and falls related to the competition.[68]
The Festival of Lamps, or Mela Chiraghan, is an important and popular event in Lahore. This is celebrated at the same time as Basant, every spring on the last Friday of March, outside the Shalimar Gardens.
Cooco's cafe, a famous restaurant in the Old city of Lahore
The National Horse and Cattle Show is one of the most famous annual festivals, held in spring in the Fortress Stadium. The week-long activities include a livestock display, horse and camel dances, tent pegging, colourful folk dances from all regions of Pakistan, mass-band displays, and tattoo shows in the evenings. On August 14, the people of Pakistan celebrate the day Pakistan gained its independence from the British Raj. There are lots of celebrations in Lahore; the streets are full of people singing and dancing. Parades of the Pakistan Army and Pakistan Air Force are held early in the morning. Concerts are held with many pop and classical singers.
Minaret of Badshahi Mosque in background, viewed from the roof of Cooco's Den
The World Performing Arts Festival is held every autumn (usually in November) at the Alhambra cultural complex, a large venue consisting of several theatres and amphitheatres. This ten-day festival consists of musicals, theatre, concerts, dance, solo, mime, and puppetry shows. The festival has an international character, with nearly 80 percent of the shows performed by international performers. On average 15–20 different shows are performed every day of the festival.[69]
A food street in Lahore, centre of traditional Pakistani food
Lahoris are known for their love of food and eating. While Lahore has a great many traditional and modern restaurants, in recent years Western fast food chains, such as McDonald's, Pizza Hut, Domino's Pizza, Subway Sandwiches, Dunkin Donuts, Nando's and Kentucky Fried Chicken have appeared all over the city. Recently the food streets in the historic locales of Lahore (Gawalmandi, Anarkali, and Badshahi) have attracted tourists. Food streets have undergone restorations and are cordoned off in the evenings for pedestrian traffic only; numerous cafés serve local delicacies under the lights and balconies of restored havelis (traditional residential dwellings). Some of the trendiest restaurants in Lahore are concentrated on the M M Alam Road in Gulberg. Here, dozens of high-class culinary outlets, ranging from Western franchises to traditional, ethnic, or theme restaurants, attract all classes of Lahore's citizens. New restaurants are constantly opening, and the business is extremely competitive. Many boisterous restaurants of Lahore are open late into the night. The restaurant is housed in a 300-year-old Kothi-style dwelling of a famous artist and was once a brothel. At different times in the life of this property, Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, and Muslim families have owned it. Another famous Lahore landmark is the Pak Tea House in Anarkali, long a favoured haunt of intellectuals and artists.
The old markets of Anarkali remain a popular tourist attraction in Lahore.
Al Falah Square is at the center of one of the largest shopping areas of Lahore. The area is home to some of the most lucrative shopping centres in Pakistan.
The alleys and lanes of these bazaars are full of traditional wares like leather articles, embroidered garments, glass bangles, beaten gold and silver jewelry, and creations in silk. Anarkali is named after the famous courtesan of Akbar’s time, Anarkali (Pomegranate Blossom). The grave of Sultan Qutbuddin Aibak, who died falling off his horse while playing polo, is located in Anarkali on Aibak Road. Rang Mahal is part of old Lahore and today's houses a largest wholesale and retail cloth markets in Punjab. Lahore's technology markets include the Hall Road, Pakistan's largest electronics market adjacent to the Mall Road, and the Hafeez Centre, Asia's largest computer market, located on the Gulberg Main Boulevard. Pace, a shopping centre, is also located on the Main Boulevard beside the Hafeez Centre. Other well-known and popular shopping areas are the Liberty Market in Gulberg and at the Fortress Stadium, as well as malls in Gulberg, Model Town, MM Alam Road, and Cantonment. Apart from these, shopping areas are being developed in many of Lahore's new suburbs such as Bahria, Lake City, and Cantonment.
Lahore offers a variety of nighttime activities. There are popular shisha bars (offering the flavoured tobacco pipes commonly found in Middle Eastern nations), attractive food outlets, and musical concerts and shows. Alcohol is available to foreigners who request it at certain hotels, but is generally not sold in public. Lahoris are known for their exquisite taste in food, so the market has produced some of the most versatile, classy and inviting restaurants in the world. The blend of food and music at some uniquely expressive locales is exceptional. There are many shopping areas which remain open late into the night, offering an atmosphere of lively hustle and bustle (not to mention numerous bargains). There are scenic parks that are frequented by joggers, couples, children, students and seniors. Bagh-e-Jinnah (formerly known as Lawrence Gardens) is one such place; it has a large variety of gorgeous plants, trees, long and varied pathways and creative light effects. The younger crowd is generally more attracted to shops and restaurants near Gaddafi Stadium, Fortress Stadium and Gulberg. Most of the food chains are also here.

Parks and gardens

Sukh Chayn, a joint venture between the governments of Pakistan and China
Shalamar Gardens is a Persian garden built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. It is a popular tourist attraction and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Lahore's first ever artificial beach, located in Lake City
Lahore is known as the City of Gardens. Many gardens were built in Lahore during the Mughal era, some of which still survive. The Shalimar Gardens were laid out during the reign of Shah Jahan and were designed to mimic the Islamic paradise of the afterlife described in the Qur'an. The gardens follow the familiar charbagh layout of four squares, with three descending terraces. The Lawrence Gardens were established in 1862 and were originally named after Sir John Lawrence, late 19th century British Viceroy to India. The many other gardens and parks in the city include Hazuri Bagh, Iqbal Park, Mochi Bagh, Gulshan Iqbal Park, Model Town Park, Race Course Park, Nasir Bagh Lahore, Jallo Park, Wild Life Park, and Changa Manga, an artificial forest near Lahore in the Kasur district. Another example is the Bagh-e-Jinnah, a 141-acre (0.57 km2) botanical garden that houses entertainment and sports facilities as well as a library.[70]
Artificial waterfall at Jilani Park
The Lahore Zoo is the second oldest zoo in the South Asia after Calcutta and has been a source of amusement and recreation for families for more than a 100 years. In December 2004, Pakistan and China signed a $110 million contract for the construction of a housing project on Multan Road in Lahore.[71] The result was Sukh Chayn Gardens, a beautiful housing society full of lush green parks and gardens.
Lahore also has a safari park covering more than 200 acres (81 ha). The park has safaris for different animals. The safaris with tigers, lions, rhinos, elephants, bear, apes, African and Indus plane animals cover an area of 80 acres (32 ha). Pakistan’s largest walkthrough aviary is also located here, with all kinds of birds, including pheasants, waterfowls and peacocks. Birds are kept in their natural habitat instead of being caged; a net fence at the perimeter keeps birds in the aviary. There are more than a thousand species of animals in the park. Lahore's biggest lake is also situated here for boating and fishing.
Jilani Park (formerly Race Course Park) is famous for its floral exhibitions and artificial waterfall. Annual horse racing competitions are held in this park.

Health

Lahore has a number of hospitals, including Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital, Mayo Hospital, Nawaz Sharif Social Security Hospital, Lahore General Hospital, Jinnah Hospital, Gulab Devi Hospital, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Sheikh Zaid Hospital, Ittefaq Hospital, Punjab Institute of Cardiology and Sharif Medical Complex. The current government of Punjab has a comprehensive plan to establish new hospitals and medical colleges in the city.[citation needed]

Education

Punjab University Old Campus, also known as Allama Iqbal Campus
Quaid-e-Azam Library
Lahore is known as Pakistan's education capital, with more colleges and universities than any other city in the country. Lahore is Pakistan’s largest producer of professionals in the fields of science, technology, IT, engineering, medicine, nuclear sciences, pharmacology, telecommunication, biotechnology and microelectronics.[72] Most of the reputable universities are public, but in recent years there has also been an upsurge in the number of private universities. The current literacy rate of Lahore is 64%.[73]
Lahore hosts some of Pakistan's oldest educational institutes: Government College Lahore (now Government College University), established in 1864; Forman Christian College, a chartered university established in 1864; University of the Punjab, established in 1882;[74] Kinnaird College, established in 1913; and University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore (UET Lahore), established in 1921.
The University of Lahore is a new private sector university in Lahore. It is emerging as a university with strength in the areas of engineering sciences and technology, business & administrative sciences, and biotechnology.[75]
University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore (UET Lahore) is Pakistan's oldest technical degree-awarding institute and its first university in the field of engineering and technology. Established as Mughalpura Technical College in 1921, it was upgraded to a university in 1961.[76] UET Lahore is Pakistan's largest public-sector engineering university, offering bachelor's degrees in 29 specialties and Master of Science degrees in 55 specialties.[77]
Lahore's institutes in the fields of computer science, IT, and engineering include the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (FAST-NU) and Punjab University College of Information Technology (PUCIT).
Lahore boasts some of the finest high schools in Asia: Aitchison College, St. Anthony's High School, SICAS and Lahore Grammar School, which feed students to leading universities across the globe. Aitchison College and St. Anthony's High School have also been responsible for producing renowned political leaders and sportsmen for Pakistan.
Other notable educational institutes situated in Lahore include the National College of Arts; a regional campus of the National University of Modern Languages (NUML); Hajvery University (HU); and the University of Education (UE), established in 2002 as Pakistan's first specialized university in the field of education.

Arts and media

Lollywood, Pakistan's film industry headquarters, is based in Lahore.
Lahore is the core of Pakistan's media and arts scene. Pakistan's most prestigious art college, National College of Arts, is located here. Every year, it hosts the World Performing Arts Festival, in which artists from dozens of countries show off their talents. This festival is managed by the Peerzada group, which is also the largest puppetry theater company in Pakistan. Lahore is also home to the country's developing fashion industry, supported by numerous designer outlets and the country's most prestigious fashion school, the Pakistan School of Fashion Design, which has some of the best photo studios and photographers in the country.
Lahore has also been home to Pakistan's old classical music, ghazals and Qawwalis, with big names such as Noor Jehan, Arif Lohar, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Mehdi Hassan and Ghulam Ali residing in the city. In recent years Lahore has produced some of Pakistan's greatest pop singers, such as Atif Aslam and Ali Zafar. The city is recognized as the birthplace of South Asia's modern rock scene thanks to popular bands like Jal, Call, Roxen, Noori and Entity Paradigm, some of whose songs have been featured in Bollywood films.
Pakistan's film industry is based in the city and is called Lollywood. Many films are filmed in Lahore and the city has some of the oldest film studios in the country. Many actors and directors are based in Lahore, which brings many artists together to launch films. Cinema's popularity is on the upswing again in recent years and IMAX is building outlets in the city. Several FM radio stations and television stations have set up their operations here. Lahore is home to Geo TV's Infotainment Division and Pakistan's first children's television channel, Wikid, as well as Pakistan's first community channel, Asset Plus (available only in DHA Lahore) and lifestyle channel, Value TV.

Sports

The Imran Khan enclosure gate at Gaddafi Stadium
Gaddafi Stadium is a Test cricket ground in Lahore. Designed by Pakistani architect Nayyar Ali Dada, it was completed in 1959 and is one of the biggest cricket stadiums in Asia. After its renovation for the 1996 Cricket World Cup, the stadium now boasts a capacity of over 60,000. Nearby is an athletics stadium, a basketball pitch, the Al Hamra, open-air hall similar in design to the coliseum, and the world's largest field hockey stadium, Another Cricket Ground and Headquarters of Pakistan Cricket Board, all based in the city's Sports complex. In the same vicinity lie headquarters of the Pakistan Football Federation, as well as the multi-sport Punjab Stadium.
Lahore is home to Pakistan Premier League giants WAPDA FC, Pakistan Railways FC, PEL FC, and Wohaib FC. In addition to football, Kabaddi, a South Asian team sport, is also popular in Lahore. Many citizens play Kabbadi after work.
The Lahore Marathon is part of an annual package of six international marathons being sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank across Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. The Lahore race carries prize money of approximately US$100,000. More than 20,000 athletes from Pakistan and all over the world participate in this event. It was first held on January 30, 2005, and again on January 29, 2006. More than 22,000 people participated in the 2006 race. The third marathon was held on January 14, 2007.[78]
Plans exist to build Pakistan's first sports city in Lahore, on the bank of the Ravi River.[citation needed]

Famous people

International relations

Twin towns and sister cities

Lahore is twinned with:

See also

References

Notes

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The Badshahi Masjid
The Badshahi Masjid
.Lahore (لاهور) is Pakistan's second largest city, and the capital of the north-eastern Punjab province.^ Lahore being the capital of Punjab, largest province of Pakistan, is the centre of all activities of the province.
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^ Lahore is the second largest city in Pakistan and provincial capital of Punjab.
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^ Lahore has 8.5 million inhabitants and thus is the second largest city in Pakistan, (Karachi being the largest).
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It is widely considered the country's cultural capital. .The heart of Lahore is the Walled or Inner City, a very densely populated area of about one square kilometre.^ Sara is enthusiastic about local culture and always remembers her primary school essay titled "Lahore is the historical city of Pakistan".
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^ In September pinch of summer over and the nights become cool.Hundred years ago the city was confined to the walled city, an area of square mile only.
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^ In addition to this object value, the walled city plays a central role in the daily functioning of Lahore.
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.Founded in legendary times, and a cultural centre for over a thousand years, Lahore has many attractions to keep the tourist busy.^ The 32-year-old told the Observer last week that Lahore is the "cultural hub" of Pakistan.
  • Laid-back Lahore faces a frightening future | World news | The Observer 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Lahore is a very festive city, the people of Lahore celebrate many traditions throughout the year, with blending of moghal, western and latest trends.
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^ A recent tourist attraction in Lahore are the famous Food Streets in the old historic districts of Lahore (Gawaalmandi, Anarkali , and Badshahi).
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.The Mughal and Sikh legacy survives in the Lahore Fort, Badshahi Mosque and Gurdwara, the Mall is lined with colonial-gothic buildings from the British Raj, and the suburbs of Gulberg and Defence feature palatial mansions and trendy shopping districts.^ Mughal architecture can be seen in the Badshahi Mosque , Lahore Fort and Shalimar Gardens .
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^ The Museum contains artifacts over the centuries, has a big collection of paintings dating back to Indo-Pakistan, Mughal, Sikh and British times.
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^ The last of the great Mughals, Aurangzeb , ruling from 1658 to 1707 , built the city's most famous monuments, the Badshahi Masjid and the Alamgiri Gate next to the Lahore Fort .
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.Lahore is the second largest city in Pakistan with a population of roughly 8.5 million.^ Lahore is the second largest city in Pakistan and provincial capital of Punjab.
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^ Lahore has 8.5 million inhabitants and thus is the second largest city in Pakistan, (Karachi being the largest).
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^ It is the second largest city of Pakistan.
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.The traditional capital of Punjab for a thousand years, it had been the cultural center of Northern India extending from Peshawar to New Delhi.^ Pakistan, India bus trial on December 11, 13 Nov 29, 2005 Islamic Republic News Agency, At present bus runs between Lahore and the Indian capital New Delhi as well as ...
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^ In 1879, the Punjab Northern Railway was extended to Rawalpindi but the train service was formally inaugurated on January 01, 1886.
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^ A train has left the Pakistani city of Lahore bound for New Delhi, the first time for two years the service has run.
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.Lahore is Pakistan's second-largest city after Karachi.^ Lahore is the second largest city in Pakistan and provincial capital of Punjab.
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^ Lahore has 8.5 million inhabitants and thus is the second largest city in Pakistan, (Karachi being the largest).
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^ It is the second largest city of Pakistan.
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The origins of Lahore are shrouded in the mists of antiquity but Lahore is undoubtedly ancient.
.Today, Lahore can be best described as a city that is just so wonderful, so very fabulous, that every nook and corner of the city speaks of a certain vibrant, a certain zeal, a spirit of life, which cannot be found anywhere else in the world.^ Lahore is the best city in the world.
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^ It can be best described as a city that is just so wonderful, so very fabulous, that city itself speaks of certain vibrancy, certain zeal, and a spirit of life, which cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
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^ Lahore is very beautiful city all over the world.
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.Perhaps it is the maturity of the city, which manifests itself in the various parts of Lahore.^ It is that maturity of the city, which manifests itself in the various parts of Lahore.
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^ Lahore is the cool city of PAKISTAN Well iam student in Lahore from 2005 i & i am still living in lahore but i like the old part of lahore becuse i feel nice.
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^ Hundreds of people clash with police in demonstrations in various parts of Lahore against the publication of cartoons depicting Prophet Mohammed.
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.It is present in the monuments, in the bazaars, in the old buildings lining the Mall, or in the vast expanses of the sports grounds in the Cantonment.^ It is present in the monuments, in the bazaars, in the old buildings lining the Mall and in the vast expanses of the parks & sports grounds.
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^ At the same time they took steps to preserve the old buildings¸ built new administration buildings, Railways station and separated the defense by building a separate Lahore cantonment.
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.But most vividly, this great Lahori spirit is visible in the people of Lahore, the Zinda dilan-e-Lahore.^ Above all the great Lahori spirit “Zinda dilan-e-Lahore” is visible in the people of Lahore.
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^ I always miss the roads, streets, bazaars, buildings, climate, all seasons of my city and everything, especially my beloved and great “Zida Dilane Lahore”.
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^ Lahore and Lahoriessss Lahore the worlds best city and Lahories are wierd people.
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.Lahore is a city of culture, of history, of an unrivaled charm that sets it apart from every other city on earth.^ The city has its own charm, culture and crafts.
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^ Images of Lahore I too am fascinated by Lahore, its culture and the history.
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^ Karachiites, on the other hand, are 'blessed' with numerous choices of paratha rolls that can be found in every nook and corner of the city.

.It seems that great Lahori spirit has invaded and saturated this city over the centuries, to the effect that Lahore today is not just a city, not just a place in one corner of this planet, but a whole universe in itself.^ Lahore City Portal Great pictures of Lahore!
  • Pakistan: Lahore - photos of Lahore on Worldisround 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC www.worldisround.com [Source type: General]

^ Lahore is one of the beautiful cities on this planet i have heard.
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^ The city of “Labokla” mentioned in Ptolemy ’s 2nd-century Guide to Geography may have been Lahore.
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.There is an old saying, that in every Lahori, there is a Mughal prince.^ There is an old saying, that in every Lahori, there is a Mughal prince.
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.The city has known ages of cultural, intellectual, musical, literary and humanistic evolution, which has consequently led to the fermentation and over fermentation of this rich brew we call Lahore.^ The city since has known ages of cultural, intellectual, musical, literary and humanistic evolution.
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^ This marked the beginning of Lahore’s golden age under the Mughal dynasty , when the city was often the place of royal residence.
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^ Lahore: Encyclopedia - Culture of Pakistan Pakistan has a rich and unique cultural heritage, and has actively preserved its established traditions throughout history.

Few cities of the world, if indeed any, can lay claim to such a wonderful past or present.

History

.Legend has it that it was founded about 4,000 years ago by Loh, son of Rama, the hero of the Hindu epic, the Ramayana.^ According to Hindu legend, Lahore was founded by Loh, or Lava, son of Rama, the hero of the Sanskrit epic Ramayana.
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^ Another version says it was founded about 4,000 years ago by Loh, son of Rama, the hero of the Hindu epic “Ramayana”.
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^ PUNJAB LAHORE L egend has that it was founded by two sons of Lord Rama about 4000 years ago.
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.Reminiscence of its hoary past are the remains of a subterranean temple attributed to Rama, in the northern part of the Royal Fort.^ This refers to a subterranean temple attributed to Rama, still present in the Royal Fort.
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.Historically, it has been proved that Lahore is at least 2,000 years old.^ Historically it has been proved that Lahore is about 2000 years old.
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^ Being a historical city, almost 4000 years old and being the capital of Punjab for more than 1000 years, Lahore adds to the charisma of Pakistan also because of the distinctive position it holds in Pakistan.
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^ A 22-year-old economics student with a hippy beard and floppy hair, he has always lived in Lahore: "I love it, I wouldn't live anywhere else."
  • Laid-back Lahore faces a frightening future | World news | The Observer 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

.After Islam came to South Asia, it became a center of learning, and attracted some of the region's greatest mystics, writers and artists.^ In the early 11th century it came under Muslim rule and evolved as a center of Islamic culture and learning as well as trade and commerce.

.The people of Lahore, when they want to emphasize the uniqueness of their town say “Lahore, Lahore aye” (”Lahore is Lahore”).^ The people of Lahore to emphasize its uniqueness say “one who has not seen Lahore is not born”.
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^ The hisory of Lahore is very rich, buildings are unique, culture is very vibrant and people are great or as they are known " Zinda Dilan-e-Lahore " They are very hospitable, friendly and supportive.
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^ I know a couple of people who were coming from bahria Town at night were kidnapped while they were going to city from Bahria Town.
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.Lahore is the city of poets, artists and the center of film industry.^ Basant celebrations in Pakistan are centered in Lahore and people from all over the country and abroad come to the city for the annual festivities.
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^ Lahore is the city gardens, city of historical buildings, city of cultural activities, centre of fashion, film & music industry, city of restaurants & shopping malls and city of educational institutions, hence truly called the heart of Pakistan.
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^ Pakistan's Lahore-based film industry, dubbed Lollywood, has begun cooperating with India's ...
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.It has the largest number of educational institutions in the country and some of the finest gardens in the continent.Apart from being the cultural and academic center of the country, Lahore is the showcase for Mughal architecture in Pakistan.^ Famous people from Lahore , List of cities in Pakistan , List of educational institutions in Lahore .
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^ Apart from being the cultural and academic center of the country, Lahore is the Mughal "show-window" of Pakistan.
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^ By: Light Within Architecture Pakistan: True Blue in Lahore 2008-02-20 00:32:00 Owais Mughal Photo Credits belong to Zafar Iqbal at trekearth.com.

.For more than 200 years, beginning from about 1524 AD, Lahore was a thriving cultural center of the great Mughal Empire.^ Lahore is a great commercial and trade center.

^ From 1524 to 1752 Lahore was part of the Mughal Empire .
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^ I do have a job; this took more than a year to do.
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.Mughal Emperors beautified Lahore, with palaces, gardens and mosques.^ Mughal Emperors beautified Lahore with palaces, gardens and mosques.
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^ The Jehangir and Shah Jehan, the builders of the Taj Mahal in Agra and Shalimar gardens in Srinagar and Lahore, built palaces and tombs.

^ Jahangir and Shah Jahan (who was born in Lahore) extended the fort, built palaces and tombs, and laid out gardens.
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.Hieun-tasng, the famous Chinese pilgrim has given a vivid description of Lahore which he visited in the early parts of the 7th century AD. Lying on the main trade and invasion routes to South Asia, Lahore has been ruled and plundered by a number of dynasties and hordes.^ Lying on the main trade and invasion routes to the sub-continent, Lahore has been ruled and plundered by a number of dynasties and heroes.
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^ I never visited lahore and never knew what lies in lahore.
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^ Hieun-tsang, the famous Chinese pilgrim, has given a vivid description of Lahore city which he visited in the early parts of the seventh century A.D. For 200 years, beginning from about 1525 A.D., Lahore was a thriving cultural center of the great Mughal Empire.
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.Muslim rule began here when Qutub-ud-din Aibak was crowned in Lahore in 1206 and thus became the first Muslim Sultan of the subcontinent.^ Mazar of Qutb-ud-Din Aibak.
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^ But, Muslim rule began here when Qutub-ud-din Aibak was crowned in Lahore in 1206 and thus became the first Muslim Sultan of the subcontinent.
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^ When Sultan Qutb-ud-din Aybak was crowned in 1206 here, he became the first Muslim Sultan of the subcontinent .
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It waxed and waned in importance during the Sultanate.
.However, it touched the zenith of its glory during the Mughal rule from 1524 to 1752. The Mughals, who were famous as builders, gave Lahore some of its finest architectural monuments, many of which are extinct today.^ The Mughals, who were famous as builders, gave Lahore some of its finest architectural monuments that are extinct today.
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^ From 1524 to 1752 Lahore was part of the Mughal Empire .
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^ It shined in its glory during the rule of the Mughal Dynasty.
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.It was Akbar’s capital for 14 years from 1584 to 1598. He built the massive Lahore Fort on the foundations of a previous fort and enclosed the city within a red brick wall boasting 12 gates.^ Lahore Bahadshai Mosque - Built in the 1600s and within 2 years.
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^ Akbar the great held his court in Lahore for 15 years from 1584 to 1598.

^ In addition, built the Lahore Fort as well as the city walls, which had 12 gates?

.Jahangir and Shah Jahan (who was born in Lahore) extended the fort, built palaces and tombs, and laid out gardens.^ He, like his father, extended Lahore Fort and built many other structures in the city, showering more affection on his hometown than any other city.
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^ PLACES OF INTEREST: T he most important historical monuments of the Mughals in Lahore are the Royal Fort, the Badshahi mosque, the Tombs of Emperor Jehangir, Empress noor Jehan, Anarkali and Asif-Jah and the famous Shalimar garden.
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^ Later Mughal Emperor Jahangir extended the same fort.
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.Jahangir loved the city and he and his wife Noor Jahan are buried at Shahdara.^ This fort was later extended by Jahangir , a Mughal emperor who is now buried in the city.
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.Aurangzeb (1658-1707), gave Lahore its most famous monument, the Badshahi Masjid (Royal Mosque) and the Alamgiri gateway to the fort.^ The last great Moghul emperor Aurangzeb(1638-1707) built Lahore's most famous monument, the great Badshahi mosque.

^ During 1658 to 1707 A.D., the last Mughal emperor, Aurangzeb, built more monuments that included Badshahi Mosque and Alamgiri Gate next to the Lahore Fort.
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^ Hazuri Bagh: Between the Badshahi mosque and the Lahore fort is the Hazuri Bagh.

.During the eighteenth century, as Mughal power dwindled, there were constant invasions.^ During the eighteenth century, as Moghul power dwindled, there were constant invasions.
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^ After the decline of Mughal rule, the tomb suffered extensive damages along with her husband's tomb at the hands of Sikh marauders when they gained power during the early part of nineteenth century.
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.Lahore was a suba, a province of the Empire, governed by provincial rulers with their own court.^ There were subadars, provincial rulers with their own court.
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^ Lahore was a suba- a province of the Empire.
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^ The Pakistan Railways Headquarters is located in lahore, the only railway operator in Pakistan fully owned by the Government.
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These governors managed as best they could though for much of the time it must have been a rather thankless task to even attempt. The 1740s were years of chaos and between 1745 and 1756 there were nine changes of governors. Invasions and chaos in local government allowed bands of warring Sikhs to gain control in some areas.
.Lahore ended up being ruled by a triumvirate of Sikhs of dubious character and the population of the city invited Ranjit Singh to invade.^ By 1830, Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the famous Sikh ruler of Punjab, consolidated the innumerable small principalities ruled by independent chieftains in the Province.
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^ The city of Lahore is expected to double its present population within a decade.
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^ The population has risen up to 8 million approximately as more and more people from all over the Pakistan are moving to the city.
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.He took the city in 1799. Holding the capital gave him enough legitimacy to proclaim himself the Emperor.^ As the Mughal Empire declined, the Sikhs captured and ruled the city from 1799 to 1849, making Lahore the capital of the Sikh empire.
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^ The city has seen many fazes, eras and different people of ruling body so collectively it can be better proclaimed as “Ruling Arena” because of having core and major and Capital City by many Emperors from history till now.
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Descriptions of Lahore during the early 19th century refer to it as a “melancholy picture of fallen splendor.”
.The British, following their invasion of Lahore in 1849, added a great many buildings in “Mughal-Gothic” style as well as bungalows and gardens.^ The annexation of the Punjab by the British was immediately followed by the creation of a Board of Administration in 1849 consisting of three Members.
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^ The city also has many other well-preserved Mughal structures, including the Badshahi Mosque, Shalimar Gardens, and the mausolea of Jehangir and Nur Jehan.
  • CheapOair - Flights to Lahore, Lahore Flights, Airfares to Lahore & Air Tickets 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC india.cheapoair.com [Source type: News]

^ When it came under the control of British regime, further new buildings erected were a blend of beautiful Mughal, Gothic and Victorian architecture.
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.Early on, the British tended to build workaday structures in sites like the Fort, though later they did start to make an effort to preserve some ancient buildings.^ At the same time they took steps to preserve the old buildings¸ built new administration buildings, Railways station and separated the defense by building a separate Lahore cantonment.
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^ They also turned some parts of the Fort into tennis courtyards hence damaging the original structures of the court.
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^ Some of the imposing structures of these gates are still preserved.

.The Lahore Cantonment, the British residential district of wide, tree-lined streets and white bungalows set in large, shaded gardens, is the prettiest cantonment in Pakistan.^ It's hot and sweaty in a rat-infested room in Lahore's historic red light district, a neighborhood of narrow alleyways lined with brothels.
  • Lahore: News & Videos about Lahore - CNN.com 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ The author was born in 1943 in Lahore, then British-controlled India, and exiled from Pakistan for his vocal opposition to the country's ...
  • Lahore Earthquake, 10 October 2005 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC danger.mongabay.com [Source type: News]

^ The City-District of Lahore comprises nine administrative towns and one separate military cantonment but there are also some historic neighbourhoods of Lahore.
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.Since Independence in 1947, Lahore has expanded rapidly as the capital of Pakistani Punjab.^ Pakistani authorities increased security throughout the capital Friday after this week's deadly bombings in Lahore and Peshawar and a threat by the Taliban to carry out further attacks.
  • Lahore: News & Videos about Lahore - CNN.com 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ Lahore being the capital of Punjab, largest province of Pakistan, is the centre of all activities of the province.
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^ Lahore is the second largest city in Pakistan and provincial capital of Punjab.
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.All this makes Lahore a truly rewarding experience.^ There are also relics from the Graeco- Pactrian times as well as some Tibetan and Nepalese.A visit to the Lahore museum will prove to be a rewarding experience.

.The buildings, the roads, the trees and the gardens, in fact the very air of Lahore in enough to set the mind spinning in admiration.A poet has written about this phenomenon one experiences in the environs of Lahore.
When the wind whistles through the tall trees, when the twilight floods the beautiful face of the Fort, when the silent canal lights up to herald the end of another chapter in history, the Ravi is absorbed in harmony, mist fills the ancient streets, and the havelis come alive with strains of classical music, the spirit of Lahore pervades even the hardiest of souls.^ The very air of Lahore is enough to set the mind spinning in admiration.
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^ Someone has wrote “When the wind whistles through the tall trees, when the twilight floods the beautiful face of the Fort, when the silent canal lights up to herald the end of another chapter in history, the Ravi is absorbed in harmony, mist fills the ancient streets, and the havelis come alive with strains of classical music, the spirit of Lahore pervades even the hardiest of souls.” Lying on the main trade and invasion routes to the sub-Continent, Lahore has been ruled and plundered by a number of dynasties and hordes.
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^ According to official figures, Lahore has the highest number of underpasses in Pakistan, due to an attempt by the government to link one end of the city to the other end.however, Lahore still has very high levels of air pollution and smog, which can accumulate over days due to Lahore having little preciptation throughout the year.
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  • Guide to Lahore by Masudul Hasan (1978)
  • A Guide to Lahore Fort by Nazir Ahmad Chaudhry (2004)
  • Masterpieces of Lahore Museum by Lahore Museum (2006)
  • Amritsar to Lahore by Alter (2000)
  • Lahore by Amin (1998)
  • Lahore by Pran Neville (1993)
  • The Dancing Girls of Lahore by Luoise Brown
  • City of Sin and Splendour: Writings on Lahore by Bapsi Sidhwa (2005)

Get in

By plane

.Allama Iqbal International Airport [1] is located about 20-30 minutes from the city centre.^ With the opening of Allama Iqbal International Airport, the previous airport now operates as the Hajj Terminal to facilitate the great influx of pilgrims travelling to Saudi Arabia to perform the hajj every year.
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^ The newly built Allama Iqbal International Airport is now enough to cater the needs of Lahore and its adjacent cities, as regular national & international flights are made from here.
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^ It was named Allama Iqbal International Airport after the national poet of Pakistan Mohammed Iqbal .
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Taxis and shuttles are available to take passengers from the city to the airport - with unmetered taxis it is advisable to set the rate beforehand. .The new proposed Lahore Mass Rapid Transit System will be linked from different parts of the city to the airport.^ Government has built a new airport for the city that was constructed in 2003.
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^ South Asia i m not saying like this becoz i m from lahore...any one can visit lahore and can feel the difference....life in lahore is sooooooo pleasant....tremendous city full of life....freinds....the day i was on the airport to leabe lahore.
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^ Similarly government is working on the Metro LRMTS (Light Rail Mass Transit System).
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.The airport is a major hub by Pakistan standards, but not by international standards Pakistan International Airlines [2] with daily departures to the rest of Pakistan, connecting flights into nearby hub airports Qatar, Dubai, Bangkok for onward connections to the Middle East, Europe, North America, and South-East Asia.^ LAHORE: The Pakistan International Airlines, in its 323rd board of directors' meeting on Thursday, approved corporate budget for the year 2010 ...
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^ The newly built Allama Iqbal International Airport is now enough to cater the needs of Lahore and its adjacent cities, as regular national & international flights are made from here.
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^ People will always need houses to live in unless half of Pakistan moves to the west or the middle east, .
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Other airlines operating in and out of Lahore are:
  • Thai Airways [3]
  • Emirates [4],
  • Gulf Air [5],
  • Qatar Airways [6],
  • Kuwait Airways [7],
  • Etihad Airways [8],
  • Shaheen Airlines [9],
  • Singapore Airlines [10],
  • Air Blue [11],
  • Saudi Airlines [12],
  • Indian Airlines [13]
...and many more.

By train

.The main railway station is located near the city centre.^ The mausoleum of Shah Rukn-e Alam, the grand son of Sheikh Bahauddin Zakaria, this also located near the main gate of the Multan fort.
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^ Being located on the historic Grand Trunk Road and on the main railway line, it is well connected with the rest of the country.
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^ NEAR RAILWAY STATION .
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.There are routes from all major Pakistani cities.^ Pakistanies There is no future of Real Estate In Pakistan at all .
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^ So all Pakistanis specially Lahoriyo, go and Explore your city.
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^ Been to quiet a few major suburban cities in world but can say with confidence there is nothing better than Lahore.
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.The Samjhauta (Friendship) Express runs twice a week between Lahore and Amritsar, across the border in India.^ Lahore at that time was connected via Railways to Amritsar and rest of the India but not to the port city of Karachi.

^ Sikhs across the border from India come to Lahore to join their annual religious festival at Gurdawara Punja Sahib and Nankana Sahib.
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^ Wahga Border: T his check post is about 30 kms from Lahore and is the cross-over point for travelers into India by the land route.
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Apart from that, trains to southern e.g., Multan, DG Khan, Karachi etc and northern parts e.g., Gujrat, Gujranwala, Jhelum, Rawalpindi, Peshawar etc. run from the main station. It also connects to the western part of Pakistan to Faisalabad and beyond.
Local Stations of Lahore are Shahdara Bagh, Badami Bagh, Moghalpura, Baghbanpura, Harbanspura, Jallo, and Wagah. .There is mostly peak hour services operate within these local stations for commuters to Lahore.^ Lahore Sep 21, 2007 Farhan “ I want these local Meetups because i want some excitement in my life.
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^ But let me tell you, even though these restaurants are not local, their service and attitute towards customers is still local.
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^ Only CLINIC IN LAHORE EQUIPPED TO TREAT DENGUE, Swine Flu, WITHIN 12 HOURS .
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By car

.A modern motorway connects Lahore to Islamabad and Faisalabad.^ In addition to the historic Grand Trunk Road (G.T. road), a motorway was completed in 2000 , from Lahore to Islamabad .
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^ Lahore Lahore Bypass - Also Connects Lahore's Ring Road with the Motorway.
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^ Emergency TelePhone Numbers in Pakistan,Stations,Karachi,Lahore,Islamabad,Peshawar,Quetta,Faisalabad,Multan,Important Numbers ...

.New Motorway link has been being built to connect it to Peshawar (A western border city).^ Lahore The New Pearl Continenta l Hotel being built in Lahore; it will become the...
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^ On the west it is linked with Textile city of Faisalabad with an excellent 4-lane highway, built on BOO (Built operate & Own) basis.
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^ To promote the sports in Punjab, a sport city similar to the one in Dubai, is being set up at Sialkot Lahore motorway close to Ravi for which land acquisition is in progress.
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.Note: While Pakistani traffic is generally chaotic and highly dangerous, the motorway is very comfortable and one of the few places traffic laws are enforced.^ One of the beautiful cities of Pakistan Lahore is one of the beautiful cities of Pakistan Specially its foods are very tasty historical places — Raja Mazhar Ali, October 19, 2006 .
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Now a days, new Traffic Police has arrived and is enforcing traffic laws on Highways too.
Taxis are possible to/from the Indian border for ~Rs 400.

By Bus

From the Indian border, bus #4 runs to the Main train station for Rs 20.
.Minibuses are the cheapest way to get between the larger cities, and the only way to get to some more remote destinations.^ They way we infuse IVIg subcutaneously not only to reduce the dose but to make it more potent.
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They can be uncomfortably crowded, so if possible opt for a more comfortable larger bus.
.Skyways, Niazi Express and a couple others operate large, comfortable buses to Islamabad, Peshawar, Faisalabad and many other cities and towns from their own bus terminals near M2 Motorway Interchange.^ I know a couple of people who were coming from bahria Town at night were kidnapped while they were going to city from Bahria Town.
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^ On the west it is linked with Textile city of Faisalabad with an excellent 4-lane highway, built on BOO (Built operate & Own) basis.
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^ There is no other city like LAHORE. When i use to come to home town i use to miss Lahore bec its has own value & importance.
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These services are rather affordable and convenient way of inter city travel.
Daewoo [14] has its own terminal away from the main bus station on Ferozpur Road near Kalma Chowk. .This terminal is only minutes away from famous Liberty Market, Gaddafi Stadium & other popular shopping areas.^ Shah Jehan not only built the Famous Taj Mahal but also extended Lahore fort and built many other structures in the city.
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.Clean, comfortable, air-conditioned coaches run regularly between Lahore to all major cities of Punjab & NWFP and many smaller cities and towns such as Islamabad, Multan, Faisalabad and Peshawar.^ I have visited many cities of the Europe also but Lahore is Lahore.
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^ Tuesday, January 05, 2010 Lahore, the city of glorious gardens, and adjoining areas are experiencing high air pollution in the shape of haze, smog and fog.
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^ Lahore being the capital of Punjab, largest province of Pakistan, is the centre of all activities of the province.
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Daewoo is bit expensive but it is the only service that provides a good quality travelling experience.

Get around

.Generally getting around is a pretty experience, you get to see a lot more on foot, just remember to wear comfortable shoes if you are gonna be walking a distance.^ This includes Fortress stadium (you can see that in the picture), Gawalmandi , Red light district , Model town , and a few more places that I am not aware of.

^ Not just Lahore but the whole country; as you can see the majority of all the pictures are from me.
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^ A lot of times, what we think or experience, we just think the whole town, or country is going thru the same thing, although that may totally be contrary to reality.
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.Beware about asking address from people in Lahore.^ I asked many people in lahore why you would prefer lahore then living else where.
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You will often be misguided and will end-up going somewhere else. Do confirm the address by two or three people.
.Walking Due to the traffic, distances, extreme heat, and hordes of goggling locals, however, most tourists will prefer to use other means of transport.^ Due to the extreme sacrifices of his parents , Dr Imran reached a level of understanding of diseases, diagnosis and treatment to which others are blind.
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Auto-rickshaws or 'Qingqi'(pronounced chingchi) are open rickshaws with (narrow) rear-facing seats, or with two seats facing forward and two backward. .They are handy for moving around in the Inner City, since it's easier to see where you're going.^ In case you have recently acquired a craze for trying out the true lahori channay or haleem, believe me, there are better places to go in the city.

^ BHAATI GATE LAHORE is a great city.if you want to visit lahore you should also visit bhaati gate.you can see here every colour of LAHORE,and pakistan too.
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^ You can go shopping for these items at handicraft and carpet shops in Saddar bazeer, especially around Flashman's Hotel and Rawalpindi Club building on the Mall.
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Tourists used to average western road etiquette might be horrified by the chaos on the roads - but it almost seems to work. Qingqi drivers have an unbelievable sense of space, speed and angles and you may well learn to trust them (or not). Rickshaws are the cheapest and, for women, the safest individual forms of public transport. .Haggle thoroughly with the driver; if you do not speak Punjabi or Urdu or are clearly a foreigner, try to get a Lahori friend to ensure you don't get ripped off.^ In case you have recently acquired a craze for trying out the true lahori channay or haleem, believe me, there are better places to go in the city.

.Try to find a rickshaw with a well-padded seat, otherwise you will come out bruised and aching.^ You mostr well come.
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^ In particular, you must not hack into, circumvent security, or otherwise disrupt the operation of our system and this Site, or attempt to carry out any of the foregoing.
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^ In case you have recently acquired a craze for trying out the true lahori channay or haleem, believe me, there are better places to go in the city.

Taxis are mostly unmetered and often privately operated. .Most taxi drivers and, indeed, rickshaw drivers, carry mobile phones; it may be useful to take a number down if you find someone especially reliable.^ Should you choose not to agree to these Terms, you may not use this Site(www.propertylahore.com).
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^ It is a very busy shopping centre and one will be able to find all types of software, hardware, mobiles and all kinds of gadgets for personal use with good prices.
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Do not take taxis in the Inner City, as the streets are narrow and very crowded. Either walk or take a qingqi.
Minivans are probably the most dangerous form of public transport, with very rash drivers. Women will find these especially uncomfortable, as they are very crowded. Often women must sit in an undersized cubicle or with the driver, to prevent harassment.
Buses are usually cleaner and more comfortable than minivans, and usually a have a separate seating area for women. Saami Daewoo bus service is an airconditioned bus service operates for different parts of the city.
From the airport - When you arrive at the airport you will likely be besieged with touts offering you taxis and rooms. It's wise not to book anything through them and arrange a taxi yourself to the hotel of your choice. Some of the mid-range and most top-end hotels offer a courtesy shuttle from the airport.

Talk

.The most common languages are Punjabi and Urdu.^ Most widely spoken languages still remain Punjabi (various accents), Urdu, English, Seraiki and Pashtun.
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^ Urdu, Punjabi and English are also spoken and understood by most of the people.
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^ Punjabi language is the most widely spoken language in Lahore.
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.For the use of English there is a big diversity between different areas of Lahore.^ There is no other city like LAHORE. When i use to come to home town i use to miss Lahore bec its has own value & importance.
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^ It is an important marketing center for surrounding areas and is located on the crossroads between Peshawar, Lahore, Quetta and Karachi.
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.Education is generally high in Lahore and a great many of residents understand and speak a form of English.^ Lahore is great i hav been many parts of world but lahore lahore hai.
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.You will not have any problem communicating in English in Lahore, especially if you are visiting the old city, The Fort, The Food Street or any surrounding area including The Mall Road.^ I have visited many cities of the Europe also but Lahore is Lahore.
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^ A word of advice for anyone wanting to visit Lahore - be prepared to go shopping at night, try the ice-creams - they're great, Food Street is heaven for any food fan and the Lahore Fort is a wonderful experience.
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^ Three food streets have been developed at Anarkali, Gawalmandi and along Lahore fort.
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To learn Urdu or Punjabi see the entry in the LEARN section below.
Lahore Fort from the Elephant Gate. <a name=.Some say it is named because an elephant can enter, others say the name came from the elephant foot shaped pillars."^ Some historians say that Alexander came to Uch after conquering northern parts of India and spent over a fortnight in the city and renamed it Alexandariya.
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Lahore Fort from the Elephant Gate.
^ During 1658 to 1707 A.D., the last Mughal emperor, Aurangzeb, built more monuments that included Badshahi Mosque and Alamgiri Gate next to the Lahore Fort.
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Some say it is named because an elephant can enter, others say the name came from the elephant foot shaped pillars.
Minar-e-Pakistan
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Minar-e-Pakistan
  • The Lahore Fort is a huge mass of a structure where the Mughals built their imperial quarters, followed by the Sikhs.^ MINAR-E-PAKISTAN Minar-e-Pakistan stands in the lqbal Park opposite to Lahore fort & Badshahi Mosque.
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    ^ Moti Masjid It was built by Shah Jahan approx 1645 A.D., and is the earliest Mughal mosque in the fort.
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    ^ ISLAMIC SUMMIT MINAR Islamic summit Minar was built in 1974 to commemorate the Grand Islamic summit held in Lahore.
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    It is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. .There is a small museum dedicated to the Sikh period of the 18th century.^ The Museum contains artifacts over the centuries, has a big collection of paintings dating back to Indo-Pakistan, Mughal, Sikh and British times.
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    ^ The Sikhs rule in n the 18th century was a bad period for most of the area extending till Multan, which was plundered by Sikhs.
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    ^ The Sleeping Chamber of Mai Jindan houses a very interesting museum with relics from Mughal and the Sikh periods.
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    A friendly museum caretaker might agree to take you into the summer rooms underground. The tomb of Sikh ruler, Ranjit Singh, is also located in Lahore. .Entrance fee for non-Pakistanis is Rs 200.
  • The Badshahi Mosque was built by the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb and was long the largest mosque in the world.^ BADSHAHI MOSQUE The Mosque was built by Emperor Aurangzeb, in a record time of two-and-a-half years.
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    ^ During 1658 to 1707 A.D., the last Mughal emperor, Aurangzeb, built more monuments that included Badshahi Mosque and Alamgiri Gate next to the Lahore Fort.
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    ^ PLACES OF INTEREST: T he most important historical monuments of the Mughals in Lahore are the Royal Fort, the Badshahi mosque, the Tombs of Emperor Jehangir, Empress noor Jehan, Anarkali and Asif-Jah and the famous Shalimar garden.
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    Entrance is free, but you will be asked to pay about Rs 10 (Nov 2006) to the shoe keeper upon exit. .Try going late at night, when there are few people there.^ I know a couple of people who were coming from bahria Town at night were kidnapped while they were going to city from Bahria Town.
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    ^ So you are saying there are 1.8 million people who can afford to buy but there are only few hundred plots for sale in each scheme.
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    Do not wear shorts to this or any mosque; women are advised to wear long or half-sleeved clothing, and to carry a shawl so they can cover their head. Remove shoes before entering.
  • The Inner City is full of little shrines and palaces, of which the most impressive are the Imperial Baths and the Asif Jah Haveli (recently restored). .Try finding a guidebook detailing walks in the inner city.
  • Right in front is a park with Minar-e-Pakistan or the Eiffel Tower of Pakistan.^ MINAR-E-PAKISTAN Minar-e-Pakistan stands in the lqbal Park opposite to Lahore fort & Badshahi Mosque.
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    ^ Lahore is Lahore; you won't find a city like it anywhere else in Pakistan or the world for that matter.
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    ^ Now Minar-e-Pakistan stands at the Iqbal Park reminding us that historic day.
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    It was built on the site where in 1940 the creation of a separate state for Muslims was recognized.

Gates of Inner City

.In the Mughal days, the Old City was surrounded by a 9 meter high brick wall and had a rampart running around it which served as a protection for the city.^ Shalimar Gardens: T hree miles east of Lahore are the famous Shalimar Gardens laid out by the Mughal EperorShah-Jehan in 1642 A.D. The Gardens are spread out in typical Mughal style and are surrounded by high walls with watch-towers at the four corners.
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^ The city of Multan is bound on the north by the depression lying between it and the front and on all other sides by a brick wall.
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^ In 16th Century, Akbar demolished the old mud fort and reconstructed the fort and walls were brick lined.
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.A circular road around the rampart gave access to the city through thirteen Lahore Gates.^ Ring Road around the city, several underpasses & over passes at major arteries of the city, Sialkot Lahore motorway, Dualization of Lahore Kasur Road and Wagha road is underway.
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Some of the imposing structures of these gates are still preserved.
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  • The Raushnai Gate, or the "Gate of Light" is between the royal mosque and the citadels.^ Emperor Aurangzeb built the impressive main gate, which faces the Hazoori Bagh lying in between the Badshahi Mosque and the Fort.
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    There is a very famous gali / street commonly known as the shahi mahala. The name shahi has been given after the Shahi Qila. People living here are simple. .There are various food shops located around the gate.
  • The Kashmiri Gate is so called because it faces the direction of Kashmir.
  • The Masti Gate is not the actual name but is rather twisted and pronounced instead of "Masjidi," which means a mosque.
  • The Khizri or the Sheranwala Gate.^ Low-income inhabitants of Metropolitan Lahore, estimated around 50 percent of its present 6.5 million inhabitants, face a serious food security risk.
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    ^ Emperor Aurangzeb built the impressive main gate, which faces the Hazoori Bagh lying in between the Badshahi Mosque and the Fort.
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    As already noted, the river in former times flowed by the city walls, and the ferry was near this spot. The gate was, therefore, named Khizri, after the name of Khizr Elias.
  • The Yakki Gate. .The original name was "Zaki," which was derived from the name of a martyr saint, who, according to tradition, fell fighting against the Moghal infidels from the north, while gallantly defending his city
  • The Dehli Gate is so called because of its opening on to the highway from Lahore to Delhi.
  • The Akbari Gate was named after Mahomed Jala-ud-din Akbar, who rebuilt the town and citadel.
  • The Mochi Gate is the name wrongly pronounced.^ Name Location Date joined lion “ i want to have sex with all call girls in lahore.
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    ^ Hi I am from Delhi India, I have seen Lahore when India & Pakistan used to play at the Qaddafi stadium at Lahore.Heard it is a beatiful city(Can only imagine) .
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    ^ BHAATI GATE LAHORE is a great city.if you want to visit lahore you should also visit bhaati gate.you can see here every colour of LAHORE,and pakistan too.
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    It was name was actually Moti meaning a pearl. .It was called so after the name of Moti Ram, an officer of Akbar, who resided here at that time.
  • The Shah 'Almi Gate was named after Mohomed Mo'azzam Shah 'Alam Bahadur Shah (the son and successor of Aurangzeb).^ The Mausoleum was originally built by emperor Ghias-ud-din Tughlaq but was given up by his son Muhammad Tughlaq in favor of Shah Rukn-e-Alam .
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    ^ The mausoleum of Shah Rukn-e Alam, the grand son of Sheikh Bahauddin Zakaria, this also located near the main gate of the Multan fort.
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    ^ It is named after the famous courtesan of Akbar's court called Anarkali, who fell in love with Akbar’s son Saleem.
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    .He was a mild and generous Emperor, who died in Lahore on the 28th February 1712.
  • The Lahori Gate also known as the Lohari gate has been named after the city of Lahore.
  • The Mori Gate is the smallest of the gateways and as its name implies, was in old times used as an outlet for the refuse and sweepings of the city.
  • The Bhatti Gate was named after the Bhatis, an ancient Rajput tribe who inhabited these quarters in old times.
  • The Taxali Gate was named after the Taxal or royal mint, that used to be in its neighborhood during the period of the Mahomedan Emperors.
  • Lahore Museum (which displays the Fasting Buddha of Gandhara)
  • Toolinton market, now converted into a museum
  • Lahore Art Gallery.^ Following are 9 administrative towns to which Lahore has been divided into: Allama Iqbal Town Aziz Bhatti Town Data Ganj Baksh Town Gulberg Town Nishtar Town Ravi Town Samanabad Town Shalimar Town Wagah Town These 9 towns comprise 150 Union Councils.
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    ^ Modifications to the fort were even made during the British colonial period beginning in 1846, but consisted mainly of converting older buildings into hospitals, barracks, and other colonial functions.
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    ^ The outer entrance to the tomb opens out into a court-yard which was used as a caravan serai during Mughal times.
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    .The Croweaters Gallery
  • 'General Post Office
  • University of Punjab (Old Campus)
  • National College of Arts of which Rudyard Kipling's father was the principal, and offers a thesis show every winter.
  • Kim's Gun is outside the NCA
  • Lahore ZooLocated in the heart of the town and set in modern style is the Lahore zoo founded in 1872. It is one of the oldest Zoos in the sub continent.^ You can find Punjab University Lahore.
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    ^ LAHORE MUSEUM Lahore museum is situated opposite the old Punjab University campus, on the Mall Road.
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    ^ Multan has some beautiful modern buildings such as Nishtar Medical College, University Campus, Arts Council building with and auditorium, Multan Railway Station building the famous Clock Tower building of the Multan Municipal Corporation and State Bank of Pakistan etc.
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    .The material used in some of the construction even bears the marks of 1853. The Lahore zoo attracts a large crowd throughout the year.^ It’s a festive city, the people of Lahore celebrate don’t miss any traditions throughout the year.
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    ^ Lahori Punjabi defines Lahore to some degree and I love hearing locals use their own language.
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    ^ The saints and shrines of Multan have been attracting a large number of devotees all year round.
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    .Driving along the Sharah-e-Quaid-e-Azam, just ahead of the charring cross and opposite to the WAPDA House is the main gate of the Zoo
  • Lawrence Gardens & Library, also known as the Bagh-e-Jinnah, It is opposite to Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry.^ Along with these major industrial units are located on Lahore Sheikhupura Road, Lahore Gujranwala Road, Multan Road, Ferozepur Road and Raiwind Road and on the other outskirts of Lahore.
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    ^ Emperor Aurangzeb built the impressive main gate, which faces the Hazoori Bagh lying in between the Badshahi Mosque and the Fort.
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    ^ Lahore Museum: O pposite the old University Hall, a Mughal style building on the Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam, houses the Lahore museum.
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    It is amongst the biggest gardens of Lahore.
  • Chamman Ice Cream. A famous ice-cream parlour offers 20 different flavours. .They also offer milk-shake of various kinds.
  • WAPDA house building the WAPDA House building is, an example of a modern office block, with a glass dome and a roof garden.
  • Summit Memorium is located in the locale more commonly known as Charing Cross.^ Various musical shows, food festivals take place on the roof tops of buildings, houses and old Lahore.
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    ^ Main office located in 303-E2 WAPDA TOWN LAHORE. Pakistan tele: 0322-4569778  .
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    .Few know the presence of a library / museum below the Charing Cross roundabout that is all about the OIC and Islamic Summit and is a treat to visit.
  • Punjab Provincial Assembly Building
  • Shahdin Manzil
  • Free Manson Hall
  • Al Hamra Arts council
  • Lahore Fortress the Fortress Stadium is an attempt to combine the architecture of a fort like Rohtas with a sports stadium.^ Lahore is the second largest city in Pakistan and provincial capital of Punjab.
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    ^ As all of us who belongs or have been to lahore knows lahore is full of life u know lahori chahal pehal is not seen in these pictures,also names of roads and some stuff are not given like i think that is bit far few of qalma choak but its not mentioned etc.
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    ^ ISLAMIC SUMMIT MINAR Islamic summit Minar was built in 1974 to commemorate the Grand Islamic summit held in Lahore.
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    Many exhibitions held here. .The Stadium is the site of the famous Horse and Cattle Show in March.^ National Horse and Cattle Show is the most famous annual festivals.
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    .Joyland amusement park is also located here.
  • Ferozsons Book Center
  • Masjid-e-Shohada
  • Lovers park
  • Following the canal side road to the east of the city is Jallo Park.^ Ayub National park Ayub National park is located beyond the old presidency on Jehlum Road.
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    ^ Rawalpindi Public Park and Cricket Stadium Rawalpindi Public Park is located on Murree Road near Shamsabad.
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    ^ SIALKOT S ialkot is located 130 kms north-east of Lahore, and is linked by road and train with the whole country.
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    .It is a large drive-in park with drive in zoo and a man made lake.^ Rawal Lake This glistening man-made lake covers an area of 8.8 sq.
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    .Spread over an area of 450 acres it has expanses of lawns, a forest research center, a children's park, a small museum and a gift shop.^ Spread over an area of 450 acres, it has expanses of lawns, a forest research center, a children's park, zoo, a small museum and a gift ship.
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    ^ Originally, the gardens were spread over seven ascending terraces, but only three remain now which cover an area of about 42 acres.
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    ^ It is a popular picnic spot spread over 50 acres with a lake and row boats, motor boats, children's park, swimming pool, cafeteria, canteen and rest houses.
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    Sozo Water Park is another attraction in this park. Also see Sindbad, Joy Land and Sky Land. .The Park is 28 kms from Lahore.^ Jallo Park: T he Park is 28 kms from Lahore.
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    .It can be visited by road and by rail.^ It can be visited by road and by rail.
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    .A rail car leaves for Jallo Railway Station every half hour.
  • Race Course Park Situated on Jail Road, Race Course Park deservedly attracts not only town dwellers but visitors as well.
  • Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park Gulshan-e-Iqbal park in Allama Iqbal Town
  • Hiran Minar is set in peaceful environs near Lahore.^ A rail-car leaves for Jallo Railway Station every half hour.
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    ^ Jallo Park: T he Park is 28 kms from Lahore.
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    ^ Hiran Minar: H iran Minar is set in peaceful evirons near Lahore.
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    Hiran means deer. It used to be favorite hunting sport of all Muslim kings, especially of Moghals. Jehangir erected this minaret to commemorate the death of his pet deer (Maans Raaj). It served a double purpose as from it top the hunters could locate the habitations of deers. It is a beautiful picnic as well as a historic spot. A high Bara Dari Ghat is constructed right in middle of a Talab. A man made big lake, boating facility is also available. .A good garden lay out is surrounding the place.
  • Chhanga Manga is a man-made forest 68 kms from Lahore.^ LAHORE ROCKS MAN best place in the world — mohammad, May 22, 2007 .
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    ^ I have carried out some research on Lahore Fort as well which is included in tha album on Lahore Fort (my favorite place in Lahore).
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    There is a lake, and a miniature railway, which winds its way through its forest. Chhanga Manga has 12,510 acres of plantations. .It is a popular picnic spot spread over 50 acres with a lake and rowboats, motorboats, children's park, swimming pool, cafeteria, canteen and rest houses
  • The Daata Darbar is the shrine to Lahore's patron saint, Hazrat Daata Ganj Bakhsh.^ Lahore Data Ganj Bakhsh .
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    .This vast modern structure is always filled with people praying, collecting or bestowing alms, or eating at the huge charity 'langar' or soup kitchen.
  • Gawal mandi food street
  • Old Anarkali food street
  • Shalimar Gardens is a UN World Heritage sight.
  • Lahore Museum established during the British Raj in 1864. It displays a complete cross-section of the Culture and History of the region with rare and best collection of the Buddhist art from the Gandhara Period, Islamic artifacts, Calligraphy, Old Manuscripts, Arms, Costumes and Jewelry
  • Shakir ali Museum ,this museum was actually Shakir's House at 93, Tipu Block, New Garder Town, Lahore, which he made for himself.^ Images of Lahore I too am fascinated by Lahore, its culture and the history.
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    ^ A, Ali Block,New garden town, Lahore.
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    ^ My contact number is 0323-4237068 and I lived in Lahore, Faisal Town D-Block near ...

    .After his death it was bought by Idara-I-Saqafat-e-Pakistan and formally turned into a museum on April 3rd, 1976. The idea behind it was not only to preserve the great artist's paintings and other masterpieces under one roof but also to open this combination of modern and traditional archietecture to the public.
  • Fakir Khana Museum a very large and interesting private Museum known as Faqirkhana lies inside the Bhatti Gate and is worth visiting.^ Gen Kayani have opened new militery schools for kids of all Jawans so their kids can one day get into higher ranks too by getting better education.
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    ^ Weight gain in two weeks if you are very skinny and thin, we will turn you into a beauty queen.
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    ^ SALAM;as iam indian i love to visit pakistan speacially the largest city lahore the city of spices i beleive,with the help of this site i can easily view the city pics which is absolutely a great job i appreciate the work done by the person behind this.
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    .The museum houses a variety of old paintings, including some by great masters, original manuscripts in different languages and artifacts from South East Asia and the Indo-Pak sub-continent.
  • Mughal Museum situated at Poonch house, Multan Road, Lahore it was established in 1950. This is an Industrial and commercial Museum, which is meant to depict country's economic resources both in the form of raw products and worked objects.^ South Asia i m not saying like this becoz i m from lahore...any one can visit lahore and can feel the difference....life in lahore is sooooooo pleasant....tremendous city full of life....freinds....the day i was on the airport to leabe lahore.
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    ^ I always miss the roads, streets, bazaars, buildings, climate, all seasons of my city and everything, especially my beloved and great “Zida Dilane Lahore”.
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    ^ I am an Indian but I have a special feeling for Lahore.So it was a great experience for me going through this site.It would have been better if some sort of address book with respect to each area was also provided.
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    Its collection is arranged in one gallery and one large hall of the building. The main hall displays a range of variety of material such as well plated musical instruments, table lamps of camel skin from Multan and Bhawalpur, cotton, silken-woolen and embroidered textiles from all important cites of Pakistan.
  • Toolinton Market Museum at Mall Road.
  • Museum of Cricket is located inside Lahore Gymkhana, Mall road.
  • PIA Planetarium
  • National Science Museum at UET G.T. Road Lahore.

Night Life

Though clubbing is not an extremely popular thing to do, there are clubs and a great amount of things to do.
Clubs
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  • Parties at Farmhouse
  • There is a bar/club in Royal Palm called Caviar Lounge
  • Club Bhurban located on the Pearl Continental hotel
  • Uptown LA in Defence R block..^ The picture of Pearl Continental hotel is of a model i guess cuz as far as i know the construction of that building is not finished yet.
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    ^ PAKISTAN IS THE BEST OF THE BEST GO THERE Pearl continental is soooo beautiful in lahore.
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    the club opens after .11:00 pm at night till 4:00 am in the morning
  • Peeru's Cafe, which is situated about an hour outside of Lahore.^ The Beautiful Lahore iF any body want to know more about lahore then visit the website http://culturepakistan.googlepages.com — Muhammad Ayub , August 11, 2008 .
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    ^ Clinic Time  9-am  - 3 PM morning       4pm- 12 pm nights .
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    Peeru's, a cafe with an artistic flair. .Saturday night is always Jazz Night, Peeru's cafe is really the only place which has live jazz music.^ Beautoful places...Modernism, touch of culture, religious practices, love of people, close family values.From every angle this a real place to live your life.
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    Tuesday is Sufi night. .Sitting inside, one even feels like in some cafe in Venice.
  • On Thursdays there is a regular Sufi gathering at the shrine of Shah Jamal.^ Have seen many places in this world, but there is only one place which makes me so much happy even when i think about my 27 years i spent there.
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    The renowned drummer Pappoo Saein and his disciples perform on the huge two-sided dhol, and devotees of the saint enter trances and dance wildly as hundreds of people watch. There is a separate seating area for women and foreigners; this is very comfortable and has the best view in the enclosure.
  • Catch a movie at Sozo World in fortress stadium. .Fortress Stadium is also a shopping area if you are a die hard fan of inexpensive linens, clothes etc, and has the only Joyland (amusement park) within the city as well as Sindbad Amusement center.^ You should also look at the other cities as well.
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    Another amusement park is a part of Sozo Water Park.
  • Cricket - Pakistanis, like their Indian neighbours, love cricket passionately. The Gadaffi Stadium in Lahore often hosts international matches and is relatively comfortable. .If you're brave enough try some of the colorful and appetizing snacks brought into the stands by a myriad of sellers of all ages.
  • You can always shop in the old "anarkali" bazaar or the newer "liberty market". Both of these places are famous for women's clothes and accessories.
  • You can also head for the museum on lower mall road.
  • Medical tourism is a growing industry in Lahore due to its high quality and low cost, especially in sectors like Dental treatment, Hair transplant, Cosmetic surgery and Open heart surgery.
  • Lahore has long been a bastion for sport.^ I miss you a lots Lahore is and will be missed always...
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    ^ So, its not possible for me now a days to do the task by myself.If you are living in Lahore please have some fotographs from the roof tops of any building on Egerton, Davis and Empress Roads, All others buildings will in sh Allah look very impressive especially Aiwan-e-Iqbal.I have some fotos which I want to send, How can I do that?
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    ^ But i will always give prefer to live all life permanently in lahore.Now I am not living in lahore money problem brought me in Euorape.Otherwise even Euorape is not good like lahore for me.I want to make my city more green with beautifull palm and other trees and gardning etc.
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    An excursion to a Polo game would be a memorable experience. .Pakistan is one of only 8 nations to play Polo professionally, and fields some 26 professional clubs.^ Hi I am from Delhi India, I have seen Lahore when India & Pakistan used to play at the Qaddafi stadium at Lahore.Heard it is a beatiful city(Can only imagine) .
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    ^ Pakistanhousing.pk customers and clients get an exceptional service in this field as they have access to one of the biggest and most varied property & real estate database in Pakistan.
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    ^ Because there is only one LAHORE in the world and Luckly PAKISTAN has it.
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    Lahore's most famous club is Lahore Polo Club, where emperors, kings and other notables have been playing for centuries. .Foreign teams often play here in friendly games, and facilities are first rate.
  • Lahore abounds with history.^ The first facility to treat the root cause of autoimmune disorders, with the most modern treatments is available in Lahore.
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    From the Muslim emperors, the pre Islamic empires that preceded them, to the British, the Sikh empire to the modern day. .A walk around the old city is like living "The History Channel".
  • Go Carting in Sozo, near Jallo Park
  • No visit is complete without going to Liberty and visiting Joyland!^ Your pics are just like a blessing for Lahoris who are away from their city and living abroad.
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    ^ I love this Lahore to bits....been to so many (over rated) cities around europe but have never seen anything quite as beautiful, lively and fun as Lahore.
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    ^ Brought back old memories Thanks for the pics, brought back old memories, currently i live in Twin Cities, Minnesota.
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    one of the .City's BEST amusement parks, just buy a wrist band and you will have access to every ride in the park.
  • Watch the daily ceremony at Wagha Border with India
  • Take a water bottle with you when going to bazaars for some shopping.
  • Go to bazaars and look around, you can buy amazing jewelery, crockery, souvenirs and of course clothes!^ You have been looking to buy property for past 3 to 4 years but have no heart to actually excute the deal.
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    ^ For every development you can access an in-depth overview, payment structures, features and facilities which are offered, location maps, project statistics and inquiry forms.
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    ^ Please take it easy.You are not doing any service to web site visitors or Pakistan in general by spreading just scary things about Pakistan.
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    One baazar that is not to be missed is Anarkali and Ichra. .Just hop onto a rizksaw or a taxi and ask to be taken there, you'll be there in a snap!
  • Make a video journal of your stay, you will see a lot more through your video then anything else.^ You siad above there would be blood shed in real estate and on same post you are saying you will never loose your investment.
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    ^ For your information even if there are 1% of Pakistanis who can afford these plots in dha and few other scheme do you know 1% of 18 crore is 1.8 million.
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    ^ There you can see Project Profile, Master Plan, Price & Payment Schedule, Image Gallery, Video, Brochure, etc.
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    .Remember to take a camera as well ( try to buy a rechargeable kind, so you can charge it as the battery's criteria might be different from foreign standards, or your camera's standards).
  • Go shopping at New Auriga Shopping Mall, Main Boulevard Gulberg
  • Another great place for shopping is at Sadiq Trade center.^ I lived in Gulberg [Gulberg III] in '73-76, as a visitor--visited different places from Chitral to Harappa.
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    ^ A word of advice for anyone wanting to visit Lahore - be prepared to go shopping at night, try the ice-creams - they're great, Food Street is heaven for any food fan and the Lahore Fort is a wonderful experience.
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    ^ LAHORE ZINDABAD pakistan is great its that best place we go there every half term is brill.
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    There is also a large indoor kids theme park inside.
  • Buy the Rs.50 posters that you can get on the footpath near Punjab university,it would cost around 700-1000 in bigger shops!
On Saturdays there is a regular "Movie night" organized by Lahore Film and Literary Club at South Asian Media Centre. .The projector featuring full HD/Blu Ray 108op resolution ,ensures you get the best of picture quality and sound followed by discussions after the films, available as part of the LFLC evenings.^ Property Discussions :: Property Prices :: Maps :: Interactive Maps :: Pictures :: Real Estate News :: Available Properties :: Prices Charts Lahore Real Estate, 98 Y Commercial/ 1st Floor, Defence Phase 3, Lahore.
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You can also interact with friends over a cup of coffee at the cafe which also serves as a perfect place to initiate debate or simply share an idea. The club offers other facilities with its literary club offering literary seminars, poetry readings and a library.

Learn

.The chief schools of Lahore include the English-style public school Aitchison College (for boys), Crescent Model School, Divisional Public School Model Town, Central Model School Lower Mall, Lahore Grammar School, Lahore American School, International School of Choueifat, the Convent of Jesus and Mary (for girls),Lahore College of Arts and Sciences and Beacon house.^ Bahria Town Lahore, Low Cost Housing Scheme (4 Year Easy Ins Low Cost Scheme at Bahria Orchard Lahore combines quality, excellence and international standards to give luxury of living for its residents.
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^ I am originaly from Model Town lahore.Witch is very green, clean and beautiful like paradise.
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^ Aitchison College A good representation of Lahore and it's culture.
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Lahore is the center of Pakistani higher education. The University of the Punjab is the oldest such institution in the subcontinent, and the library has a fine, if rather faded, collection dating back to Raj times.
  • University of the Punjab [15], oldest and most famous institution of higher education in the country. Three Nobel prize winners are associated with this university.
  • The Government College [16] also dates to the Raj, and is ensconced in a magnificent campus of that era. .Other old institutions include Kinnaird College and Lahore College (both for women only).
  • University of Engineering & Technology [17], G.T Road Lahore.^ LAHORE COLLEGE FOR WOMEN .
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    .This is one of the oldest institutes of Pakistan which has been functioning since 1921. It is the largest engineering university in the country and students from all over Pakistan come here to study the many courses offered by the university at graduate & post graduate levels.^ PakistanHousing is one of the largest portal in Pakistan offering fastest and safest solutions of housing in Pakistan.
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    ^ INSTITUTE FOR GRADUATE STUDIES .
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    .A lot of foreign students from Iran, Saudi Arabia, The Middle East, Somalia, Bosnia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and many other countries are found in good numbers here.^ I have explored almost all countries of Europe, Middle East, Africa and USA etc.
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    ^ I can quote you a lot of other examples, in any develpoed country as well.
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    ^ Excelent For Study i lived lahore round about one year for study.i found him excelent for study because there are many oppurtunites for student.
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    .The National Museum of Science and the National Library of Sciences are also a part of the university.
  • King Edward Medical College [18] is one of the two most prestigious medical schools in the country.^ Lts give them our utmost respect as a nation, lets acknowledge the task they are upto is one of the most difficult in the recent times.
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    .Other medical schools include Fatima Jinnah, and Allama Iqbal.
  • The National College of Arts [19] teaches graphic design, fine arts (including the only program in miniature painting), architecture and music.
  • The Lahore University of Management Sciences [20] is the most prestigious university in the country.^ I have seen that tragic seen from my own eyes when 100 woman and children were burnt alive in moon Market in Allama Iqbal Town Lahore.
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    ^ I always feel proud and fill with joy when I land at Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore.
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    ^ Allama Iqbal Town Lahore .
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    .At present it offers courses in economics, computer sciences, social science and law.
  • The Lahore School of Economics [21] offers an intense and very well-reputed business and economics programme in its cramped city quarters and its vast campus far outside the city.
  • The Beaconhouse National University is a new institution and offers a liberal arts education.
  • University College Lahore, located in outskirts of the city near the Motorway on Raiwind Road provides University of London External Program degrees in a wide range of subjects including Economics, Management, Finance, Accounting and Law.
  • Learn Urdu/ Punjabi, it is rather difficult to find decent language schools for foreigners.^ You can find Punjab University Lahore.
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    ^ Well that has already taken place in Dubai and in USA. During my current visit to DHA Lahore I was really surprised that on a reasonable location in DHA Block in L block you can find one canal plot for just 40 lacs.
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    ^ Prime Location: Low Cost Scheme is ideally located in Bahria Orchard on Main Raiwind Road Lahore, at few minutes drive from Tokhar Niaz Baig and Canal Road.
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    However, one of the state licensed tourist guides teaches Urdu and Punjabi very effectively and has a lot of experience doing this. For even better results he can arrange to stay with a Pakistani family inside the Walled City. .Email:javedguide@yahoo.com, phone: 03004350693.
  • Feroz Sons book shop is the oldest book shop of Lahore.
  • The traditional bazaars of the inner city are roughly divided according to ware.^ LaHore Lahore is a very buitiful city with buitiful people.lahore .lahore aa TE lahore hi mahol aa 4m Abuzer I.D snow_on_roose@yahoo.com — Abuzer, April 4, 2007 .
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    ^ I always miss the roads, streets, bazaars, buildings, climate, all seasons of my city and everything, especially my beloved and great “Zida Dilane Lahore”.
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    ^ So, for confirm booking, please call: Adil Saeed Lahore Real Estate Phone: +92-322-4009766 .
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    Bargaining is de rigueur.
  • The Anarkali bazaar, named after a courtesan who was buried alive for loving a prince, is one of the chief shopping areas.Anarkali Bazaar is a treasure-trove, selling virtually everything from handicraft to transistor radio, tin sauce pan to refrigerator, a maze of lanes and alleys which stretch northwards from the Mall at the Central Museum end.
.The bazaars in the old city are the ones people dreams about-tiny alleys, some of which will admit a rickshaw, a string of donkeys or carts- and pedestrians have to leap into doorways to give room.^ Till then i have 2 dream about the city.
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^ Is there anything left to say about this city?....The only place where you can find everything one can desire for.
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Some alleys are only possible single file.
  • Ichra Bazaar has the best quality of unstitched silk, cotton and printed material of all sorts. On the other hand Mozang Bazaar sells some particularly interesting hand-block printed cloth, tablecloth and bedspread
  • Panorama, located on Mall Road, an ideal place to buy informal clothes. .It houses over 1000 shops so you have a large variety of clothes to choose from and that is too at a competitive price.
  • Trendy types congregate in the Gulberg and Defence suburbs.^ If it is not typing mistake then brother very sorry; you can get only a 5Marla around Defence road.i.e.
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    Liberty Market is a large circular market with hundreds of shops selling clothing, electronics, and so on. .A basement shop in Liberty (tell the rickshaw driver it's near H Karim Bakhsh) has good handicrafts, and can be bargained with.
  • MM Alam Road is the hippest part of town, with all the most expensive designer shops, including fine furniture and clothing, both Western and Pakistani, and the best restaurants.
  • Raja Centre in Gulberg has a good selection of handloom 'khadi' fabric, both stitched and unstitched.^ As a second generation British Pakistani, I wish Pakistan and her people all the best.
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    Higher end khadi can be bought at the Khaadi shop in Mini Market.
  • Hafeez Centre is one of the continent's biggest mobile and computer markets, with inexpensive software (pirated), and hardware that can be bargained for.
  • Fortress Stadium has a huge variety of very inexpensive DVDs.
  • Ehsan chappal house has amazing shoes for ladies, also check out Stylo shoes for stylish shoes and clutches/purses
  • Liberty Market
  • PACE, the ultimate shopping mall, you will everything, food,clothes, electronics, movies in one amazing package!

Eat

Lahoris are famed for their food and for their consumption thereof. This is reflected in the array of restaurants in town.

Budget

.Every Lahori food item has an expert attached to it.^ I always thought of Lahori food, funs, night outs and much more in every day life of a Londoner.
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  • For nihari, go to Haji Nihari on Jail Road or inside Lohari Gate; for chicken paratha rolls go to Karachi Silver Spoon in Liberty Market, and so on.
  • The 'Food Street' of Gowal Mandi is a must-visit for dinner - you'll find a street full of shops selling fine Lahori fare, and the setting, amidst traditional jharoka architecture, is lovely.^ A word of advice for anyone wanting to visit Lahore - be prepared to go shopping at night, try the ice-creams - they're great, Food Street is heaven for any food fan and the Lahore Fort is a wonderful experience.
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    ^ See you soon my friends, Food Street, Liberty, Fortess, mall, — Wajahat Ali, February 7, 2008 .
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    ^ BHAATI GATE LAHORE is a great city.if you want to visit lahore you should also visit bhaati gate.you can see here every colour of LAHORE,and pakistan too.
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    .If you make it to Food Street, go by auto rickshaw (30rupees) or walk to Mochi Gate and try Rasheeds kebabs or Saiyns kebabs.^ A word of advice for anyone wanting to visit Lahore - be prepared to go shopping at night, try the ice-creams - they're great, Food Street is heaven for any food fan and the Lahore Fort is a wonderful experience.
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    ^ See you soon my friends, Food Street, Liberty, Fortess, mall, — Wajahat Ali, February 7, 2008 .
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    Mochi Gate is also home to Fazal Sweets and Rafique Sweet House.Bhaiya kabab in Model Town is foremost name in Kabab Street, where you will enjoy bar-b-que with fresh soda. .A 200/300 meter long street with historically preserved 2/3 storey old houses on both side which are ligthen up in a very special way giving a very historical and magnificent look.^ One of the beautiful cities of Pakistan Lahore is one of the beautiful cities of Pakistan Specially its foods are very tasty historical places — Raja Mazhar Ali, October 19, 2006 .
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    The envoirnment is a real creatio nof culutre of Lahore, the mughla era. .You will find around a hundred restaurants in this street which mouth watering menus.^ Next to Metro Lahore on Thokher, you would find KFC restaurant.
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    .Do try Chappal Kababas, Saag with Makai ki roti, Golas of Ice, Sardar ki Machli and anything you like because alot of variety is present.
  • Phajjay Ke Paye at Red Light Area - Heera Mandi Lahore, is Very famous and highly energetic.^ To be very honest with you guys, There is no subsitute of Lahore in this World So we can definately say Lahore....Lahore hay!
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    ^ Its Amazing to be a part of Lahore I m here in Saudi Arabia, but really missing alot my own city where I born and enjoyed my life till now....its really amazing for me to be a part of Lahore...I really miss you my very beautiful city....the city of Love n Life......May Lahore have a great success...Aamin..!!
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    ^ I am originaly from Model Town lahore.Witch is very green, clean and beautiful like paradise.
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    .For those having physical weakness or sexual weakness or any similar problem must try this dish.
  • Chaman Ice Cream, Beaden Road adjacent to Hall Road, Aside Mall Road, Lahore - Serves a vast variety of various flavours of cie creams, ice cream shakes, juices ans stuff.^ A word of advice for anyone wanting to visit Lahore - be prepared to go shopping at night, try the ice-creams - they're great, Food Street is heaven for any food fan and the Lahore Fort is a wonderful experience.
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    ^ ABL, HALL ROAD LAHORE LAHORE .
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    ^ LAHORE,HALL ROAD .
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    Don't miss it ! Its worth it.
  • Basheer-dar-ul-Mahi at Mazang Chok Lahore - Fried Fish is served in 2/3 forms. .You will see people queued up in lines to get their order here.^ BHAATI GATE LAHORE is a great city.if you want to visit lahore you should also visit bhaati gate.you can see here every colour of LAHORE,and pakistan too.
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    .Don't go if you don't have much time.^ Yes Pakistan is going through difficult time but its good to get rid of rats like you.
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    ^ Its been a long time, rite now i just wanna go back to visit my relatives and my friends in islamabad (don't know if they even remember me).
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    But this fish is worth waiting this much. Parathas and Lassi at Mazang Lahore - Near the Baheer-dal-ul-Mahi is this very cheap and small scale restaurant. Serves paraths of potatoes, minced chicken, egg and others with Tea or delicious Lassi. Don't miss this at breakfast or anytime you want to have something energetic

Mid-range

Lahore has seen the birth of several mid-range cafes recently. Notably Masoom's for cakes, desserts and coffee, and sandwiches at Coffee, Tea and Company nearby. In Defence, Hot Fuzon is another good cafe and a Masoom's franchise. .Chinese food is also very popular in Lahore, but be warned that it is very strongly altered to local tastes.^ One of the beautiful cities of Pakistan Lahore is one of the beautiful cities of Pakistan Specially its foods are very tasty historical places — Raja Mazhar Ali, October 19, 2006 .
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One notable example is Hsin Kuang which sits in a pagoda-like structure near Mini Market and is very popular, but the quality varies. It is renowned for its strong-flavoured soup.
  • Mini Golf. .Don't miss this place for great open air atmosphere where you can also get sheesha.  edit
  • Mirchi, MM Alam Road.^ I always miss the roads, streets, bazaars, buildings, climate, all seasons of my city and everything, especially my beloved and great “Zida Dilane Lahore”.
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    ^ Besides this, I like MM Alam Road, Food Streets theatre in Lahore, apna pan by people, mehman nawazi rocking never sleeping atmosphere and many more.
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    .Perhaps the best Lahori food in the city, and is of good hygienic quality.^ Lahore and Lahoriessss Lahore the worlds best city and Lahories are wierd people.
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    Try the tamatar paneer and the sheesh toauk.
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  • Pepperica. This restaurant run by famous Artist Rana Shujaat serves various dishes to suit the tastes of various types of customers. The chicken Jalferazi is the most popular and highly demanded by the customers.  edit
  • Chatkhara. Serves snack food like samosas, chaat and dahi bhallay  edit
  • Bandu Khan Restaurant.  .'eat', 'Lahore');return false;" title="click to edit Bandu Khan Restaurant">edit
  • Liberty Market.^ LAHORE,GULBERG(LIBERTY MARKET) .
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    ^ COMMERCIAL ZONE, LIBERTY MARKET, GULBERG-III LAHORE .
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    Offers good standard Pakistani food. The mutton karahi at Rs510 is a popular dish and easily serves two people, while most dishes are half that price. They also offer salads, but see the Stay Healthy section below.  edit
  • Cafe Aylanto, 2-C 9th Commercial Lane, +92 21 587-5724. Has the best non-Pakistani food in town. Try the shrimp and avocado salad. .You can also take your own wine to the restaurant and they'll be happy to serve you make sure to inform them on the door if you have alcoholic drink with you.  edit
  • Zouk, MM Alam Rd, +92 42 571-2731, [22].^ If you need house for your own need yes the best place to buy and build house is phase 6 and go for a plot of minimum value.
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    ^ Wear your Lions pin and make sure club members also wear their pins.
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    ^ You yourself can sign up and start your own albums.
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    One of Lahore's institutions, despite the distressing decor. It serves a mix of Continental and Thai food. It is highly popular among elites.  edit
  • Freddy's, 12C MM Alam Road, +92 042 575-4416. Family-oriented restaurant which has a safe, vaguely continental menu. Freddy's offers an afternoon high tea buffet, which offers a full variety foods and some drinks.  edit
  • Village, 103-B-2 MM Alam Rd, +92 42 578-5523. .A vast mud structure which has an all-you-can-eat Pakistani buffet.^ For all you Pakistani's who are dying to come to the USA, please think again...There is nothing like your own country, especially like Lahore.
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    It's a popular joint to take visiting tourists, as it combines a variety of local foods with good hygiene.
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  • Salt n Pepper Grill. Owned by the same company as Village, with a fine a la carte menu. Try their sweet lassi.  edit
  • Ziafat, 21-C-I MM Alam Rd, +92 42 575-0760. Authentic Pakistani food in a buffet style. Their menu is not as grand as Village, but the ambiance is a little more laid-back.  edit
  • Dera. Right by the Gaddafi Stadium, sitting on your maniji and gulping lassi, you'll experience a unique truck driver atmosphere here. The food is excellent, but the prices are on the higher end. Favourite among the locals are the assorted naans, chicken mugalahi and mutton chops.  edit
  • Fujiyama, 87 Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam (inside the Avari Hotel), +92 42 636-6366, ex. 2196. .It's the only real Japanese restaurant in town, and is considered to be the most expensive.  edit
  • Nandos, Plot No.^ Please note any booking through Lahore Real Estate (being registered Bahria Town dealer), will be confirm booking i.e., you will get a plot in the ballot , only your plot number will be assigned in the ballot.
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    .100-B/II, M. M. Alam Road, Gulberg III, Lahore
    (Near Pizza Hut MM Alam Road), +92-42-111626367.
    ^ Besides this, I like MM Alam Road, Food Streets theatre in Lahore, apna pan by people, mehman nawazi rocking never sleeping atmosphere and many more.
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    A globally famous restaurant chain.  edit
  • Costa Nostra. Authentic Italian food, overseen by Pak-Italian owners. Started as a reservation-only, high-end gourmet experience with a rather well put together table d'hote, it now has a basement pizzeria where you can't go wrong if want a pizza pie that resembles something from Rome and not Chicago.  edit
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Drink

Alcohol is illegal for Pakistanis.

Sleep

Hotels and guesthouses are the two main options in the city. Hotels are a bit more expensive but usually have western-style toilets and are cleaner.

Budget

There are scores of options for travelers. .If you feel like staying on budget there are some fairly crowded and over-priced options near the train station, which is in an overwhelmingly busy and chaotic part of the city - not for the faint-hearted.^ Lahore I have seen many countries,Swear GOD did,t saw any city like Lahore,im proude to be a lahori inshAllah will go back to stay some mounths in my city.
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^ Love Lahore I really love my LAAAHHHHHHOOOORRRRREEEEEEEE. but due to some reasons i m not there now, i miss my city and streets so much.
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^ Lahore and i love Lahora lot from the core of heart cozi got some one there whom i love a lot, life is short and most of it is spent in Lahore.
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Westerners will often need to bargain if they wish to receive a fair price.
  • Salvation Army Hostel, 35 Fatima Jinnah Road. -- this is Lahore's old traveler hangout. Dorms are available from Rs100/day. This is clean, friendly, and very, very popular. Has a peaceful garden and also allows camping. .Travelers from all parts of the world stay here.^ Despite travels to other parts of the world, my heart always draws me to thoughts of Lahore and its beauty.
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    A doctor is usually available should you require medical attention.
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  • Regale Internet Inn, Surriaya Mansion 65, +92 42 731-1987 (), [23]. .The owner, Malik, is a former journalist can show you some amazing off-the-wall stuff in the city, including weekly trips to Shah Jamal on Thursday nights.^ Yes A Muslim Shah Jahan was a Muslim and built the Taj Mahal; Muslims have built some amazing stuff in there history.
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    It's slightly expensive for what it is, but pretty much the best option in town and worth it for the security and to meet other travelers. .There are a few fakes, so make sure you make it to the real one, which is down an alley and upstairs, behind H. Karim Busch & Sons supermarket. Rs150 (dorms), Rs350 (doubles).
    ^ Is there anything left to say about this city?....The only place where you can find everything one can desire for.
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    ^ Have seen many places in this world, but there is only one place which makes me so much happy even when i think about my 27 years i spent there.
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  • Afzaal Tourism Family Guest House, 17a Wahdat Park, +92 42 756-1165 ().^ LaHore Lahore is a very buitiful city with buitiful people.lahore .lahore aa TE lahore hi mahol aa 4m Abuzer I.D snow_on_roose@yahoo.com — Abuzer, April 4, 2007 .
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    A guest house in a very small family home. It's not signed, making it difficult to find. The owner, Mr. Afzaal is helpful and has a lot of information about what to see and do in Lahore. ~Rs150.  .'sleep', 'Lahore');return false;" title="click to edit Afzaal Tourism Family Guest House">edit
  • Staying in the Walled City with a Family, 03004350693 ().^ LaHore Lahore is a very buitiful city with buitiful people.lahore .lahore aa TE lahore hi mahol aa 4m Abuzer I.D snow_on_roose@yahoo.com — Abuzer, April 4, 2007 .
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    ^ Now my family has settled in Lahore and i have to accept it is such a great great city.
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    ^ I born in lahore.I visited many cities of Pakistan and UK. But I feel so much comfortable in Lahore that i can't express.This is true that this city never sleep.
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    To really get a feel for what local life is like in the historical centre of Lahore, stay inside the Walled City with a family. Javed, the guide who can organize this also teaches Urdu and Punjabi (See Learn section).  edit
  • Royal Chelet Guest House Lahore-Pakistan
Tel: (Lhr) +92-42-5312596,(ISB)+92-51-25275456 Cell: +92-5192413 [[24]] E-Mail: sabipak@gmail.com House No 167-G/3 Johar Town, Near Doctor Hospital Lahore-Pakistan ,
  • Mirage Hotel Lahore, 21 Lake Rd, +92 42 7238126 or 27 (, fax: +92 42 7246344), [25]. Internet/Wi-Fi and Airport pickup and drop-off. US $45+ tax.  .'sleep', 'Lahore');return false;" title="click to edit Mirage Hotel Lahore">edit
  • Shalimar Hotel, 36 Liberty Market, +92 42 575-8811.^ Our database has returned the following 1 hostels and budget hotels in Lahore .
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    ^ Page 1     Mirage Hotel Lahore Allow us to introduce The Mirage, situated in the heart of Lahore's business & shopping district.
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  • The Sunfort Hotel, 72-D/1, Liberty Commercial Zone, +92 42 576-3810 (, fax: +92 42 575-4277), [26].^ Mujahid Yasin (CMY): +92-300-400-9967 or 0322-400-9967 Address: 98 Y Commercial, First Floor, Phase 3, DHA Lahore.
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    ^ Or e-mail any quarry info@redicopk.com Muddassar Ch — Muddassar CH, August 26, 2007 .
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     edit
  • Ambassador Hotel, 7 Davis Rd, +92 42 631-6820.  .'sleep', 'Lahore');return false;" title="click to edit Ambassador Hotel">edit
  • Amer Hotel, 46 Lower Mall, +92 42 711-5015 ().^ Divine Gardens Official Website: www.DivineGardens.com.pk (Click Divine Gardens Detail link on the bottom left of the page.
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    ^ Our database has returned the following 1 hostels and budget hotels in Lahore .
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  • Alpine Hotel, 38-M-Block (in Model Town Extension), +92 42 516-8401.^ I am originaly from Model Town lahore.Witch is very green, clean and beautiful like paradise.
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     edit
  • Windmills Hotel, 89-A, B-II, Husain Chowk, Gulberg-III, +(42) 578 5758 - 62.  .'sleep', 'Lahore');return false;" title="click to edit Windmills Hotel">edit
  • Avari Hotel, 87 Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam, +92 42 636-6366 (), [27].^ Join us to know about real estate in Lahore at www.redicopk.com and click DISCUSSION tab.
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  • Pearl Continental Hotel, Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam, +92 42 636-0210 (, fax: +92 42 636-2760), [28].^ Lahore The New Pearl Continenta l Hotel being built in Lahore; it will become the...
    • Pakistan: Lahore - photos of Lahore on Worldisround 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC www.worldisround.com [Source type: General]

    ^ PAKISTAN IS THE BEST OF THE BEST GO THERE Pearl continental is soooo beautiful in lahore.
    • Pakistan: Lahore - photos of Lahore on Worldisround 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC www.worldisround.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The picture of Pearl Continental hotel is of a model i guess cuz as far as i know the construction of that building is not finished yet.
    • Pakistan: Lahore - photos of Lahore on Worldisround 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC www.worldisround.com [Source type: General]

    .Possibly the nicest hotel in Lahore, particularly the new wing.^ Lahore The New Pearl Continenta l Hotel being built in Lahore; it will become the...
    • Pakistan: Lahore - photos of Lahore on Worldisround 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC www.worldisround.com [Source type: General]

    its really cool.. owned by the hashoo group
    100-150$.  edit
  • Radisson Hotel Lahore at the Royal Palm, 52 Canal Bank Rd, +92 612 93204433. .Adjacent to the Royal Palm Golf & Country Club, opening 2009.  edit
  • Holiday Inn, 25-26 Egerton Rd, +92 42 631-0077 (), [29].^ Or e-mail any quarry info@redicopk.com Muddassar Ch — Muddassar CH, August 26, 2007 .
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     edit
  • Hyatt Regency. .Upscale apartment and hotel complex in the Pace Circle area; scheduled to open December 2010.  edit
  • Violence in the form of assassinations and bombings have increased throughout Pakistan over the past couple of years, and unfortunately Lahore has been involved in a tragic share of these.^ Yes Same here I have been back to pakistan and my city lahore almost four years ago.
    • Pakistan: Lahore - photos of Lahore on Worldisround 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC www.worldisround.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Many festival take place around the year, May god bless Pakistan and lahore.
    • Pakistan: Lahore - photos of Lahore on Worldisround 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC www.worldisround.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Km DHA Phase 2 2 Km from Allama Iqbal International Airport 4 Km from Hyatt Regency & Pace Circle (Planned on 40 Kanals) 4 Km from Novotel Hotel & Shopping Mall .
    • Lahore Real Estate .Com , Friday, January 15, 2010 01:40 PM, 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC lahorerealestate.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Consult your embassy regarding travel warnings.
  • Demonstrations aren't uncommon and should be avoided at all cost. In early 2006, the Prophet Muhammad cartoon protests quickly got out of hand, and several businesses were torched along with scores of cars. If a large demonstration or protest is underway, foreigners should try to remain at their hotels until the dust settles, especially if what they're protesting has anything to do with the West.
  • In general, visitors will find the locals very curious, very eager to help and often eager to relieve tourists of their money, though certainly not of their lives. Even the biggest and most fearsome green-turbaned men will usually be friendly and helpful. Being friendly and smiling at people goes a long way. .If you're a woman, though, it's best to be sparing with smiles lest people get too friendly; though this is mostly in areas like bazaars, not the actual city.
  • If you enter a mosque, women should wear a dupatta, which is a scarf used by local females to cover their heads and bosoms.^ All you have to do is just submit your property related requirements like area, price and location in the wanted section or post a query to us.
    • Pakistan Property | Pakistan Real Estate | Property in Pakistan | Islamabad Property | Karachi Property | Lahore Property | Pakistan Housing.pk 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC www.pakistanhousing.pk [Source type: General]

    ^ All you have to do is submit your rental property related information like area, rent, images and location in Pakistan.
    • Pakistan Property | Pakistan Real Estate | Property in Pakistan | Islamabad Property | Karachi Property | Lahore Property | Pakistan Housing.pk 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC www.pakistanhousing.pk [Source type: General]

    ^ All you have to do is to submit your property related information like price, area, images and location on PakistanHousing.pk.
    • Pakistan Property | Pakistan Real Estate | Property in Pakistan | Islamabad Property | Karachi Property | Lahore Property | Pakistan Housing.pk 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC www.pakistanhousing.pk [Source type: General]

    Men & women should also remove their shoes while entering in a mosque.
  • Avoid traveling to unlit areas at night, especially alone. Most of Lahore is lit up all night long because it has a big and booming nightlife. .Use common sense when hanging out with friends, and avoid being intoxicated in public as it is an Islamic country.
  • Beware of pickpockets when you are in crowded areas like Liberty market, the airport, bus stands, the railway station, Anarkali, Ichra shopping centre, or Mall road.^ Specially fruit chat of Anarkali, shopping on Mall is a lovely experience.
    • Pakistan: Lahore - photos of Lahore on Worldisround 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC www.worldisround.com [Source type: General]

    ^ All you have to do is just submit your property related requirements like area, price and location in the wanted section or post a query to us.
    • Pakistan Property | Pakistan Real Estate | Property in Pakistan | Islamabad Property | Karachi Property | Lahore Property | Pakistan Housing.pk 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC www.pakistanhousing.pk [Source type: General]

    ^ All you have to do is submit your rental property related information like area, rent, images and location in Pakistan.
    • Pakistan Property | Pakistan Real Estate | Property in Pakistan | Islamabad Property | Karachi Property | Lahore Property | Pakistan Housing.pk 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC www.pakistanhousing.pk [Source type: General]

    There are also con-men looking out for foreigners. Beware of fake policemen or men claiming to belong to the intelligence agencies, even if they show you a business card. See also Common scams.
In an emergency you can call police help line 15 or call Rescue Services at 1122.

Stay healthy

.Lahore abounds with excellent street food, but unless you've been on the road for some time and developed an iron stomach, it's always wise to exercise some caution.^ Also one place particularly hit my stomach, FOOD STREET, wow, so cool.
  • Pakistan: Lahore - photos of Lahore on Worldisround 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC www.worldisround.com [Source type: General]

^ I always miss the roads, streets, bazaars, buildings, climate, all seasons of my city and everything, especially my beloved and great “Zida Dilane Lahore”.
  • Pakistan: Lahore - photos of Lahore on Worldisround 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC www.worldisround.com [Source type: General]

^ Love Lahore I really love my LAAAHHHHHHOOOORRRRREEEEEEEE. but due to some reasons i m not there now, i miss my city and streets so much.
  • Pakistan: Lahore - photos of Lahore on Worldisround 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC www.worldisround.com [Source type: General]

Look for busier street stalls, especially those in Gowal Mandi (food street), and stick to food that's hot and has just been cooked. .Salads can also cause problems - if you must, one of the fancier restaurants in Gulberg is probably a safer bet than eating a salad at a dhaba or street stall.^ I guess you could say it means fun, but it's more than just fun, 'cause sometimes you could be laggaing shoghal (You can't have shoghal, you have to "Lagga" it.
  • Pakistan: Lahore - photos of Lahore on Worldisround 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC www.worldisround.com [Source type: General]

Bottled water is highly recommended. .Some budget places offer free filtered water, but even that is suspect in Lahore.^ I have carried out some research on Lahore Fort as well which is included in tha album on Lahore Fort (my favorite place in Lahore).
  • Pakistan: Lahore - photos of Lahore on Worldisround 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC www.worldisround.com [Source type: General]

.Medical care is excellent for those who can afford it and, if you can, avoid public hospitals.^ For your information even if there are 1% of Pakistanis who can afford these plots in dha and few other scheme do you know 1% of 18 crore is 1.8 million.
  • Lahore Real Estate .Com , Friday, January 15, 2010 01:40 PM, 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC lahorerealestate.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So you are saying there are 1.8 million people who can afford to buy but there are only few hundred plots for sale in each scheme.
  • Lahore Real Estate .Com , Friday, January 15, 2010 01:40 PM, 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC lahorerealestate.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I hope this answer you queries There are millions of Pakistanis who can not afford a three Marla house in Pakistan .because you need 5 million Rupees to buy a 5 Marla House in Pakistan.
  • Lahore Real Estate .Com , Friday, January 15, 2010 01:40 PM, 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC lahorerealestate.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The Fatima Memorial Hospital is usually a fair bet, with decent rates, good hygiene, and good care.
Doctors hospital on Canal and National Hospital in Defence Housing Authority offers excellent services but at a higher cost.
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  • Changa Manga - A human-made plantation about 70km from Lahore, which is worth visiting for all wildlife and nature lovers.
  • Across the Ravi River is the town of Shahdara, where you'll find the tomb of the emperor Jahangir and his charismatic wife Nurjehan.
  • About 35km from Sheikhupura, is the shrine of Hiran Minar, which is a pavilion-like monument to a pet antelope of the Mughal emperor Jahangir.^ You can find Punjab University Lahore.
    • Pakistan: Lahore - photos of Lahore on Worldisround 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC www.worldisround.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Well that has already taken place in Dubai and in USA. During my current visit to DHA Lahore I was really surprised that on a reasonable location in DHA Block in L block you can find one canal plot for just 40 lacs.
    • Lahore Real Estate .Com , Friday, January 15, 2010 01:40 PM, 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC lahorerealestate.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ All Mughal emperors were Muslim, albeit not practising Muslims.
    • Pakistan: Lahore - photos of Lahore on Worldisround 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC www.worldisround.com [Source type: General]

    .The site was built on his former hunting grounds.
  • The ancient city of Harappa was one of the first Indus Valley excavation sites; a must see if you're into archaeology.^ BHAATI GATE LAHORE is a great city.if you want to visit lahore you should also visit bhaati gate.you can see here every colour of LAHORE,and pakistan too.
    • Pakistan: Lahore - photos of Lahore on Worldisround 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC www.worldisround.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I must appriciate your affort to bring lahore on site so many people can satisfy their urge to see lahore in pictures when they are away like i am.
    • Pakistan: Lahore - photos of Lahore on Worldisround 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC www.worldisround.com [Source type: General]

    ^ If you do not see the city you need, please use the comment box to let us know.

    Harappa lies about 300km southwest of Lahore
  • FedEx on the Mall is now handling visa applications, which is a major development! They charge Rs600 for the service, have all of the forms you need, and send the application to Islamabad. As of 2008, they are handling applications for Iran and India. Check with them about China and other neighboring countries. Bring a couple of passport photos and the visa fees in cash.
  • FedEx at Ghalib Market Gulberg is handling VISA applications for UK visitors.
This is a usable article. It has information for getting in as well as some complete entries for restaurants and hotels. An adventurous person could use this article, but please plunge forward and help it grow!

1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

.LAHORE, an ancient city of British India, the capital of the Punjab, which gives its name to a district and division.^ Lahore is the second largest city in Pakistan and provincial capital of Punjab.
  • Punjab Pakistan 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC vista-tourism.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Lahore is the capital city of the province of Punjab, Pakistan.
  • Jobs in Lahore – Pakistan | Jobs in Pakistan | Jobs Search 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC www.amitbhawani.com [Source type: News]

^ Lahore is the Capital city of Punjab Province of Pakistan.
  • Lahore travel information and Hotel discounts Lahore Hotels cheap hotels inPakistan lodging 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC www.travel-culture.com [Source type: News]
  • Lahore Hotels: Find Lahore Hotel Reviews and Rates - TravelPod 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC www.travelpod.com [Source type: General]

.It lies in 31° 35' N. and 74 0 20' E. near the left bank of the River Ravi, 1706 ft.^ It lies in 31° 35' N. and 74 0 20' E. near the left bank of the River Ravi , 1706 ft.

^ Ravi River near Lahore .

^ It is located near the river Ravi and the Indian border, at 31.5710 North, 74.3130 East.
  • The Lahore City. (Courtesy Iqbalians.com) 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC www.iqbalians.com [Source type: News]

above the sea, and 1252 m. by rail from Calcutta. .It is thus in about the same latitude as Cairo, but owing to its inland position is considerably hotter than that city, being one of the hottest places in India in the summer time.^ It is thus in about the same latitude as Cairo , but owing to its inland position is considerably hotter than that city, being one of the hottest places in India in the summer time.

^ The city is built in the form of a parallelogram, the area within the walls, exclusive of the citadel, being about 461 acres.
  • About Lahore 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC lahorefun.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ I would recommend for large parties only if you are keen on spending time with your friends instead of worrying about the look of the place and the sorts of customers.
  • Lahore Kebab House London - Indian Restaurant Review and Information 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC www.london-eating.co.uk [Source type: General]

In the cold season the climate is pleasantly cool and bright. .The native city is walled, about 14 m.^ The native city is walled, about 14 m.

^ The city is built in the form of a parallelogram, the area within the walls, exclusive of the citadel, being about 461 acres.
  • About Lahore 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC lahorefun.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • ShaikhSiddiqui Lahore 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC www.shaikhsiddiqui.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The city is built in the form of a parallelogram, the area within the walls (central Lahore or Old Lahore), being about 461 acres.
  • itsPakistan - Pakistan - Lahore 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC www.itspakistan.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

in length W. to E. and about mm. in breadth .N. to S. Its site has been occupied from early times, and much of it stands high above the level of the surrounding country, raised on the remains of a succession of former habitations.^ N. to S. Its site has been occupied from early times, and much of it stands high above the level of the surrounding country, raised on the remains of a succession of former habitations.

^ Taipei 101 changes faultline Dec 2, 2005 Daily Times, LAHORE: Standing 508 metres (1,667ft) high and at 700,000 tonnes, Taipei 101 is the ...
  • Lahore Earthquake, 10 October 2005 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC danger.mongabay.com [Source type: News]

.Some old buildings, which have been preserved, stand now below the present surface of the ground.^ Some old buildings, which have been preserved, stand now below the present surface of the ground.

^ The bath, which suffered mostly surface damage to the fresco work, is now being re-used as a tourist center with some facilities for computer education for women.
  • Conservation of the Urban Fabric of the Walled City of Lahore, Pakistan 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC web.mit.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The study identifies some 1,400 buildings within the city as having high architectural or historical value and presents a series of conservation proposals.
  • Conservation of the Urban Fabric of the Walled City of Lahore, Pakistan 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC web.mit.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This is well seen in the mosque now called Masjid Niwin (or sunken) built in 1560, the mosque of Mullah Rahmat, 7 ft.^ This is well seen in the mosque now called Masjid Niwin (or sunken) built in 1560, the mosque of Mullah Rahmat, 7 ft.

^ Moti Masjid It was built by Shah Jahan approx 1645 A.D., and is the earliest Mughal mosque in the fort.
  • UrbanPK.com 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC urbanpk.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you intend to visit Delhi in India (or have already done so), this mosque will remind you of Jama Masjid (built by Aurangzeb's father, Shah Jahan).
  • Lahore Fort Reviews and Photos, Lahore - IgoUgo 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC www.igougo.com [Source type: General]

below, and the .Shivali, a very old Hindu temple, about 12 ft.^ Shivali, a very old Hindu temple, about 12 ft.

below the surrounding ground. .Hindu tradition traces the origin of Lahore to Loh or Lava, son of Rama, the hero of the Ramayana. The absence of mention of Lahore by Alexander's historians, and the fact that coins of the Graeco-Bactrian kings are not found among the ruins, lead to the belief that it was not a place of any importance during the earliest period of Indian history.^ Legend traces its origin to Loh, the son of Rama Chandra, the hero of the Ramayana, but history records that it began as a dependency of the 8th century AD Hindu ruler, Lalitiditya.
  • Travel & Tourism 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC ptv.com.pk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ Hindu tradition traces the origin of Lahore to Loh or Lava , son of Rama, the hero of the Ramayana.

^ According to Hindu legend, Lahore was founded by Loh, or Lava, son of Rama, the hero of the Sanskrit epic Ramayana.
  • Lahore Facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles about Lahore 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC www.encyclopedia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.On the other hand, Ilstian Tsang, the Chinese Buddhist, notices the city in his Itinerary (A.D. 630); and it seems probable, therefore, that Lahore first rose into prominence between the 1st and 7th centuries A.D. Governed originally by a family of Chauhan Rajputs, a branch of the house of Ajmere, Lahore fell successively under the dominion of the Ghazni and Ghori sultans, who made it the capital of their Indian conquests, and adorned it with numerous buildings, almost all now in ruins.^ This brought the city into prominence.
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^ On the other hand, Ilstian Tsang, the Chinese Buddhist, notices the city in his Itinerary (A.D. 630); and it seems probable, therefore, that Lahore first rose into prominence between the 1st and 7th centuries A.D. Governed originally by a family of Chauhan Rajputs, a branch of the house of Ajmere , Lahore fell successively under the dominion of the Ghazni and Ghori sultans, who made it the capital of their Indian conquests, and adorned it with numerous buildings, almost all now in ruins.

^ We location of all Lahore Housing Schemes.
  • Defence Housing Authority :: DHA Lahore Phase 5 6 7 8 9 10 Valley Islamabad DHA City Karachi Pakistan :: Villas Houses Plos For Sale Srices Map News website 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC www.dhalahore.biz [Source type: General]

.But it was under the Mogul empire that Lahore reached its greatest size and magnificence.^ But it was under the Mogul empire that Lahore reached its greatest size and magnificence.

^ Lahore the second city of the Moghal Empire (as well as account of riches as its size) is ornamented with fine palaces and gardens also tanks and fountains.

^ It was then that Lahore became the centre of social, cultural and educational activities reaching the pinnacle of its glory under the Mughals who gave it its famous architecture including the magnificent fort, gardens, tombs, mosques and pavilions.
  • itsPakistan - Pakistan - Lahore 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC www.itspakistan.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The reigns of Humayun, Akbar, Jahangir, Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb form the golden period in the annals and architecture of the city.^ The reigns of Humayun , Akbar , Jahangir , Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb form the golden period in the annals and architecture of the city.

^ Many great architectures and gardens were built by Akbar, Jahangir, Shahjahan And Aurangazeb.In 1799 Ranjit Singh invaded and conquered Lahore .
  • Lahore Pakistan, Pakistan Lahore 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC www.mapsofworld.com [Source type: News]

^ The city as we know it today reached its peak of glory during the Moghul rule, especially in the reign of Akbar the great, who made it his capital.

.Akbar enlarged and repaired the fort, and surrounded the town with a wall, portions of which remain, built into the modern work of Ranjit Singh.^ Akbar enlarged and repaired the fort, and surrounded the town with a wall, portions of which remain, built into the modern work of Ranjit Singh .

^ Lahore Fort The massive walls of Lahore Fort, built by Akbar in the 1560s, tower over the old city of Lahore, and the huge rectangle they define, 380 by 330 meters (1,250 by 1,080 feet), is filled with buildings from a variety of periods.
  • Travel & Tourism 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC ptv.com.pk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Many great architectures and gardens were built by Akbar, Jahangir, Shahjahan And Aurangazeb.In 1799 Ranjit Singh invaded and conquered Lahore .
  • Lahore Pakistan, Pakistan Lahore 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC www.mapsofworld.com [Source type: News]

.Lahore formed the capital of the Sikh empire of that monarch.^ As the Mughal Empire declined, the Sikhs captured and ruled the city from 1799 to 1849, making Lahore the capital of the Sikh empire.
  • Lahore - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ However the last Anglo-Sikh war resulted in a British victory, bringing Lahore under the rule of the British crown till the state of Pakistan was formed in 1947 .
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  • Lahore at AllExperts 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ During Akbar 's rule, Lahore was the capital of the empire from 1584 to 1598 .
  • Lahore - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Lahore at AllExperts 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.At the end of the second Sikh War, with the rest of the Punjab, it came under the British dominion.^ After the second Anglo Sikh war Lahore came under the control of the British.
  • Lahore Pakistan, Pakistan Lahore 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC www.mapsofworld.com [Source type: News]

^ When it came under the control of British regime, further new buildings erected were a blend of beautiful Mughal, Gothic and Victorian architecture.
  • UrbanPK.com 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC urbanpk.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It was the second time that two of the targets — the FIA building and Manawan Training School — came under attack, despite prior warnings by intelligence agencies to the authorities.
  • DAWN.COM | Metropolitan | Police interrogate suspects after Lahore attacks 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC www.dawn.com [Source type: News]

.The architecture of Lahore cannot compare with that of Delhi.^ The architecture of Lahore cannot compare with that of Delhi .

^ Bernier, who passed through Lahore in 1664, notices the magnificence of its citadel, the thronging of its street and markets, and the loftiness of houses, which he compares with those of Delhi and Agra.

^ It cannot be compared to Middle-East mosques and it is one of the most stunning examples of Mughal architecture with the Taj Mahal in Agra, India.
  • Lahore Fort Reviews and Photos, Lahore - IgoUgo 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC www.igougo.com [Source type: General]

.Jahangir in1622-1627erected the Khwabgah or "sleeping-place," a fine palace much defaced by the Sikhs but to some extent restored in modern times; the Moti Masjid or "pearl mosque" in the fort, used by Ranjit Singh and afterwards by the British as a treasure-house; and also the tomb of Anarkali, used formerly as the station church and now as a library.^ Afterwards, Pakistani authorities have restored the fort as it was before the British invasion.
  • Lahore Fort Reviews and Photos, Lahore - IgoUgo 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC www.igougo.com [Source type: General]

^ Jahangir in1622-1627erected the Khwabgah or "sleeping-place," a fine palace much defaced by the Sikhs but to some extent restored in modern times; the Moti Masjid or " pearl mosque" in the fort, used by Ranjit Singh and afterwards by the British as a treasure-house; and also the tomb of Anarkali, used formerly as the station church and now as a library.

^ This is well seen in the mosque now called Masjid Niwin (or sunken) built in 1560, the mosque of Mullah Rahmat, 7 ft.

.Shah Jahan erected a palace and other buildings near the Khwabgah, including the beautiful pavilion called the Naulakha from its cost of nine lakhs, which was inlaid with precious stones.^ Shah Jahan erected a palace and other buildings near the Khwabgah, including the beautiful pavilion called the Naulakha from its cost of nine lakhs, which was inlaid with precious stones.

^ Nearby "Naulakha", a marble pavilion is inlaid with floral motifs and precious gems.
  • Travel & Tourism 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC ptv.com.pk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Jahangir and Shah Jahan (who was born in Lahore) extended the fort, built palaces and tombs, and laid out gardens.
  • About Lahore 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC lahorefun.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The mosque of Wazir Khan (1634) provides the finest example of kashi or encaustic tile work.^ The mosque of Wazir Khan (1634) provides the finest example of kashi or encaustic tile work.

^ The mosque and the fort are decorated in marble and kashi, or encaustic tile work.
  • Lahore (Pakistan) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Mosque was built in 1683 A.D. by Hakim Ilmuddin who was Minister to Shah-Jehan and was generally known as Wazir Khan.
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.Aurangzeb's Jama Masjid, or "great mosque," is a huge bare building, stiff in design, and lacking the detailed ornament typical of buildings at Delhi.^ Aurangzeb's Jama Masjid, or "great mosque," is a huge bare building, stiff in design, and lacking the detailed ornament typical of buildings at Delhi.

^ If you intend to visit Delhi in India (or have already done so), this mosque will remind you of Jama Masjid (built by Aurangzeb's father, Shah Jahan).
  • Lahore Fort Reviews and Photos, Lahore - IgoUgo 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC www.igougo.com [Source type: General]

^ The last great Moghul emperor Aurangzeb(1638-1707) built Lahore's most famous monument, the great Badshahi mosque.

.The buildings of Ranjit Singh, especially his mausoleum, are common and meretricious in style.^ The buildings of Ranjit Singh, especially his mausoleum , are common and meretricious in style .

^ Their ashes rest side by side in the Domes of Ranjit Singh's mausoleum.

^ Samadhi of Maharaja Ranjit Singh: This mausoleum of the powerful ruler of the Sikh dynasty is situated just opposite to the Lahore fort.

He was, moreover, responsible for much of the despoiling of the earlier buildings. The streets of the native city are narrow and tortuous, and are best seen from the back of an elephant. .Two of the chief features of Lahore lie outside its walls at Shandara and Shalamar Gardens respectively.^ Jehangir and Shah Jehan, the builders of the Taj Mahal in Agra and the Shalamar Gardens in Srinagar and Lahore, built palaces and tombs.
  • itsPakistan - Pakistan - Lahore 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC www.itspakistan.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Pursuant to the directive given by their respective Prime Ministers in Lahore, to adopt measures for promoting a stable environment of peace, and security between the two countries; .
  • Stimson - The Lahore Summit, February 20-21, 1999 15 January 2010 11:45 UTC www.stimson.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore Popular Hotels in Lahore .
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.Shandara, which contains the tomb of the emperor Jahangir, lies across the Ravi some 6 m.^ Jehangir's Tomb The tomb of the fourth great Mughal Emperor, Jehangir, lies three miles north-west of Lahore across the River Ravi.
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^ The marble tomb is the resting place of the Emperor Jahangir and is approached from four corridors leading from the garden of which three are closed by marble.
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^ Mausoleum of Emperor Jehangir: T he tomb of the fourth great Mughal Emperor, Jehangir, lies three miles north-west of Lahore across the river Ravi.
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N. of the city. It consists of a splendid marble cenotaph surrounded by a grove of trees and gardens. .The Shalamar Gardens, which were laid out in A.D. 1637 by Shah Jahan, lie 6 m.^ Jehangir and Shah Jehan, the builders of the Taj Mahal in Agra and the Shalamar Gardens in Srinagar and Lahore, built palaces and tombs.
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^ Shalimar Gardens Three miles east of Lahore are the famous Shalimar Gardens laid out by the Mughal emperor Shah Jehan in 1642 AD. The Gardens are spread out in typical Mughal style and are surrounded by high walls with watch towers at the four corners.
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^ The Shalamar Gardens built by Emperor Shah Jehan .
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E. of the city. They are somewhat neglected except on festive occasions, when the fountains are playing and the trees .are lit up by lamps at night.
.The modern city of Lahore, which contained a population of 202,964 in 1901, may be divided into four parts: the native city, already described; the civil station or European quarter, known as Donald Town; the Anarkali bazaar, a suburb S. of the city wall; and the cantonment, formerly called Mian Mir.^ A bazaar in the Walled city .
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^ Bazaars and market places in the Lahore is of course legendary - the Kashmiri, Suha, Chatta, Dabbi, Anarkali of the old city, and Liberty and Gulberg main market in modern Lahore.
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^ In addition to this object value, the walled city plays a central role in the daily functioning of Lahore.
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.The main street of the civil station is a portion of the grand trunk road from Calcutta to Peshawar, locally known as the Mall.^ In addition to the historic Grand Trunk Road (G.T. road), a motorway was completed in 2000 , from Lahore to Islamabad .
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^ Being located on the historic Grand Trunk Road and on the main railway line, it is well connected with the rest of the country.
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^ It lies on the Grand Trunk Road or the Shahrah-e-Aazam, which connected Kabul with Calcutta.
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.The chief modern buildings along this road, west to east, are the Lahore museum, containing a fine collection of GraecoBuddhist sculptures, found by General Cunningham in the Yusufzai country, and arranged by Mr Lockwood Kipling, a former curator of the museum; the cathedral, begun by Bishop French, in Early English style, and consecrated in 1887; the Lawrence Gardens and Montgomery Halls, surrounded by a garden that forms the chief meeting-place of Europeans in the afternoon; and opposite this government house, the official residence of the lieutenant-governor of the Punjab; next to this is the Punjab club for military men and civilians.^ Address: 42 Lawrence Road, Lahore .
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^ LAHORE MUSEUM Lahore museum is situated opposite the old Punjab University campus, on the Mall Road.
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^ Avari Lahore 87 Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam, (The Mall), Lahore, 54000 Holiday Inn Lahore 25-26 Egerton Road, Lahore, 54000 Lahore Country Club Khursheed Begum Road, Muridke, Lahore, 54000 Pearl Continental Lahore Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam, Lahore, 54000 .
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.Three miles beyond is the Lahore cantonment, where the garrison is stationed, except a company of British infantry, which occupies the fort.^ At that time the river Ravi, which now lies a few miles away from Lahore , touched the ramparts of the Fort and the Mosque.
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^ The Lahore Cantonment, the British residential district of wide, tree-lined streets and white bungalows set in large, shaded gardens, is the prettiest cantonment in Pakistan.
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^ Three food streets have been developed at Anarkali, Gawalmandi and along Lahore fort.
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It is the headquarters of the 3rd division of the northern army. .Lahore is an important junction on the North-Western railway system, but has little local trade or manufacture.^ By Our Correspondent LAHORE CIVIL society members expressed reservations on the proposed Local Government Act 2010 and highlighted the need of resumption of the Local Government system.
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^ Pakistan Railways provides an important mode of transportation for communters in Lahore.
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^ LAHORE, Pakistan — The Sri Lankan cricket team ambush shows the security system has collapsed in Pakistan since the pro-Western government took ...

.The chief industries are silk goods, gold and silver lace, metal work and carpets which are made in the Lahore gaol.^ At present, hand-knotted carpets produced in and around Lahore are among Pakistan's leading export products and their manufacture is the second largest cottage and small industry.
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^ The Lahore Design Centre at the Punjab Small Industries Corporation maintains a separate section of carpet designing to experiment with new designs.
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^ Industries: iron, steel, textiles, chemicals, rubber, leather, carpets, gold and silver jewellery.
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.There are also cotton mills, flour mills, an ice-factory, and several factories for mineral waters, oils, soap, leather goods, &c.^ There are good specimens of glassware, silver jewelry, ivory artifacts, alabaster objects, oil and wash color paintings etc.

.Lahore is an important educational centre.^ Lahore Centre of Cultural life Largest educational centre 'Heart of Pakistan' Magnificant Architectures .
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.Here are the Punjab University with five colleges, medical and law colleges, a central training college, the Aitchison Chiefs' College for the sons of native noblemen, and a number of other high schools and technical and special schools.^ They built some important buildings, like the GPO, High Court, Government College, Museums, National College of Arts, Montgomery Hall, Tollinton Market, Punjab University (Old Campus) and the Provincial Assembly.
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^ The University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore (1961), and numerous other colleges and institutes also are located in the city.
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^ Punjab (1882), Pakistan's oldest university; several affiliated colleges; and a university of engineering and technology.
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.The District Of Lahore has an area of 3704 sq.^ GOVERNMENT Government The City-District of Lahore comprises nine administrative towns and one separate cantonment area.
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m., and its population in .1901 was 1,162,109, consisting chiefly of Punjabi Mahommedans with a large admixture of Hindus and Sikhs.^ At the time of independence from British colonial rule in 1947 , Lahore was heavily affected by large-scale riots between Muslims , Hindus, and Sikhs.
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.In the north-west the district includes a large part of the barren Rechna Doab, while south of the Ravi is a desolate alluvial tract, liable to floods.^ Lahore city is bounded on the north and west by the Sheikhupura district, on the east by India and on the south Kasur district.
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^ Lahore city is bounded on the north and west by the Sheikhupura District , on the east by India and on the south Kasur District .
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^ The contaonment region is bounded by lower Bari Doab canal in the north and the Karachi railway line is in the west.
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.The Manjha plateau, however, between the Ravi and the Beas, has been rendered fertile by the Bari Doab canal.^ The gr5eat Bari Doab Canal is an offshoot of this river, and it throws out several other branches, which however, subsequently rejoin the main stream.
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^ The Samanabad Region is comprised in the area bounded by the Lower Bari Doab canal.
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^ The contaonment region is bounded by lower Bari Doab canal in the north and the Karachi railway line is in the west.
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The principal crops are wheat, pulse, millets, maize, oil-seeds and cotton. There are numerous factories for ginning and pressing cotton. .Irrigation is provided by the main line of the Bari Doab canal and its branches, and by inundationcuts from the Sutlej.^ The gr5eat Bari Doab Canal is an offshoot of this river, and it throws out several other branches, which however, subsequently rejoin the main stream.
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^ The Samanabad Region is comprised in the area bounded by the Lower Bari Doab canal.
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^ The contaonment region is bounded by lower Bari Doab canal in the north and the Karachi railway line is in the west.
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.The district is crossed in several directions by lines of the North-Western railway.^ The contaonment region is bounded by lower Bari Doab canal in the north and the Karachi railway line is in the west.
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.Lahore, Kasur, Chunian and Raiwind are the chief trade centres.^ Being the 2nd biggest financial & trade hub after Karachi, Lahore is centre of all kind commercial & industrial activities.
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.The Division Of Lahore extends along the right bank of the Sutlej from the Himalayas to Multan.^ Along with these major industrial units are located on Lahore Sheikhupura Road, Lahore Gujranwala Road, Multan Road, Ferozepur Road and Raiwind Road and on the other outskirts of Lahore.
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.It comprises the six districts of Sialkot, Gujranwala, Montgomery, Lahore, Amritsar and Gurdaspur.^ The City-District of Lahore comprises nine administrative towns and one separate military cantonment but there are also some historic neighbourhoods of Lahore.
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^ Copper and brass wares from Peshawar and Lahore, dolls from Lahore and Karachi, decorative and functional ceramics from Sialkot, Gujranwala, Gujrat and Lahore.

^ GOVERNMENT Government The City-District of Lahore comprises nine administrative towns and one separate cantonment area.
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Total area, 17,154 sq. M.; pop. (1901) 5,598,463. The commissioner for the division also exercises political control over the hill state of Chamba. .The common language of the rural population and of artisans is Punjabi; while Urdu or Hindustani is spoken by the educated classes.^ Many languages are spoken in Lahore, including Punjabi , Urdu and English .
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^ The main languages spoken are Punjabi, Pashtun, Urdu and English.
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^ Punjabi is the language of the province, and is the most widely spoken language in Lahore.
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.So far from the seaboard, the range between extremes of winter and summer temperature in the sub-tropics is great.^ The temperature here drops down to 10C in winter, but in summer can soar to 40C or more.
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The mean temperature in the shade in June is about 92° F., in January about 50°. In midsummer the thermometer sometimes rises to 115° in the shade, and remains on some occasions as high as 105° throughout the night. In winter the morning temperature is sometimes as low as 20°. The rainfall is uncertain, ranging from 8 in. to 25, with an average of 15 in. The country as a whole is parched and arid, and greatly dependent on irrigation.


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  1. The second largest city of Pakistan and the capital of Punjab province of Pakistan located near Indian border on Ravi river.

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