Lahore layout

Photos by Abu Jar M Akkas

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Lahore, the cultural capital of Pakistan, is earnestly associated with the partition of India in that the Lahore Resolution was presented by Sher-e-Bangla AK Fazlul Huq in 1940 where now stands Minar-e-Pakistan (Tower of Pakistan), widely known as Yadgar, the memorial, erected in the 1960s. Close by is the Tomb of Allama Muhammad Iqbal, or Mazar-e-Iqbal, bordering Badshahi Masjid, or Imperial Mosque, commissioned by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in 1671.

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The city borders on India at Wagah — on the Radcliffe Line, on the old Grand Trunk Road, 24 kilometres from the city — which features beating retreat ceremony every day.

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