Gaddafi Stadium is a cricket ground in Lahore, Pakistan. It was designed by famous architect and engineer Nasreddin Murat-Khan, and constructed by Mian Abdul Khaliq and Company in 1959. The stadium was renovated for the 1996 Cricket World Cup when it hosted the final. The headquarters of the Pakistan Cricket Board are situated at Gaddafi Stadium making it the home of Pakistan cricket team. The stadium has a capacity of 27,000 seats, making it one of the biggest in Pakistan.
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The Fortress Stadium is a popular large area of open space consisting of shopping centers, restaurants, cafés and entertainment areas and a sports stadium. It is located in Lahore Cantt, Lahore, Pakistan. Among the likes of M. M. Alam Road and Liberty Market in Gulberg, this area is a popular locale for the urban youth in Lahore. Fortress Stadium is also one of the most busy commercial areas of the city. The Chairman and Management of Fortress Stadium are serving and retired army officers.
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University of Punjab
The University of the Punjab also referred to as Punjab University, is a public research university located in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. Punjab University is the oldest public university in Pakistan. The university was formally established by the British Government after convening the first meeting for establishing higher education institutions in October 1882 at Simla. Punjab University was the fourth university to be established by the British colonial authorities in the Indian subcontinent; the first three universities were established in other parts of British India.
Thokar Niaz Biag
Thokar Niaz Beg serves as the major point of entry into Lahore from the south. It serves as the junction between the M2 motorway and N5 national highway (Multan Road) as well as the future Lahore Ring Road. Thokar Niaz Beg is also the site of the Lahore Jinnah Bus Terminal.
Lahore Railway Station
Lahore railway station is the main railway station in Lahore, Pakistan. Construction commenced shortly after the failed Mutiny of 1857 against British rule, and so was built in the style of a medieval castle with thick walls, turrets, and holes to direct gun and cannon fire for defence of the structure. The station is now owned by Pakistan Railways, and also serves as its headquarters.
Jallo Park, established in 1978, is a public recreation and wildlife site located in Lahore District, Punjab, Pakistan. Spread over an area of 461 acres, it is one of the three main wildlife parks located in Lahore, the other two being Changa Manga and Lahore Zoo Safari. The park is 7 kilometres east to Lahore city.
Minar-e-Pakistan is a national monument located in Lahore, Pakistan. The tower was built between 1960 and 1968 on the site where the All-India Muslim League passed the Lahore Resolution on 23 March 1940 - the first official call for a separate and independent homeland for the Muslims of British India, as espoused by the two-nation theory. The resolution eventually helped lead to the emergence of an independent Pakistani state in 1947.
Lahore is the capital of Punjab province and is home to some wonderful monuments. Most popular of them all is the Royal Fort or Shahi Quila that dates back to 1556 AD. The fort was founded by the Mughal emperor Akabar and houses some fine buildings that include Diwan-e-Aam, Moti Masjid, Khwahbag-e-Jahangir and Diwan-e-Khas. The Sheesh Mahal or the Palace of Mirrors is something that you should not miss on your visit to the Royal Fort. Lahore Fort is also a world heritage site.
Allama Iqbal Tomb
Outside the Badshahi Mosque, near its steps, lies the Tomb of Allama Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938 AD), the poet-philosopher of Pakistan. The mausoleum is a blend of Afghan and Moorish styles architecture and is constructed of red sandstone which was brought from Rajasthan. The tombstone is in marble gifted by Afghan government.
The Imperial or Badshahi Mosque is located in front of Alamgiri Gate of Lahore Fort and is one of the largest mosques of world. Built by Mughal emperor Aurangzeb Alamgir, last of the great Mughals, the Mosque presents a fine blend of white marble and red sandstone. This mosque can accommodate about one hundred thousand in a record time of two and-a-half years. Its construction was completed by 1674 AD.
It has a beautiful gate-way which measures 21.33 metres in length and a courtyard that measures 161.5 x 160.6 metres and is said to be the largest mosque courtyard in the world for outdoor prayers. The marble domes cover seven prayer chambers. Four lofty minarets stand at the four corners of the mosque, each with an outer circumference of 20 metres, soaring up to 54 meters.
Allam Iqbal Internation Airport
Allama Iqbal International Airport is the third largest civil airport by traffic in Pakistan, serving Lahore, the capital of Punjab province as well a large portion of the travellers from the Punjab province.