Dying Art and History of Lahore

Muhammad Hammad Rafique

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Neglected Historical Places of Lahore

Lahore is well known for its ancient history, gardens, mosques and colleges. Though the city welcomes the mega new constructions especially towards the south of the city, however, the old Lahore is also known as Walled City still has an attraction for tourists and history lovers. Walled City of Lahore also known as Androon City or Inner City has various historical places, that’s why Lahore is known as an important historical centre in South Asia as well.

The city has served as a capital for various empires including Ghazanavi Empire in the 12th century, Ghuri Empire from 12th to 13th century, Mughal Empire from the 16th Empire and Sikh Empire from 1802 to 1849.

British Raj used Lahore as capital for Punjab Region, while Lahore is provincial capital of Pakistan from independence from Britain.

Historical Places:

Some of the famous and historical places in Lahore City include Badshahi Mosque, Lahore Fort in Walled City. Shalimar Gardens in Baghbanpora Town, Sheesh Mehal, Chauburji Gate Mausoleums of Jehangir and Nur Jahan are some of the key attractions for tourists. All the above mentioned historical places were built and constructed by the ruler of times. Though these properties have proper administration authorities, however the lack of interest by their relevant authorities has darkened the beauty and attraction of these monuments and historical places.

Report by Media:

According to the latest report by the media group, almost all famous sites in Lahore city are losing their charm and beauty due to lack of proper administration and maintenance. Sheesh Mehal which is located in Lahore Fort is losing its charm. Sheesh Mahal is known for its white marble floor, while pietra dura (use of precious stones) and complicated mirror work gives a unique and attractive look to it. UNESCO has marked Sheesh Mehal as a World Heritage Site in 1981.

The media group has also mentioned that the water of fountains may welcome the new generation of Dengue Mosquito. The Walled City Administration is taking no measurement to overcome the restore the dying art and to prevent the dengue virus.

When contacted, the administrator of Walled City Asghar said that the administration is surveying the destroyed parts of Lahore Fort, while Walled City Administration has also prepared a PC1 in this regard.

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