Lahore

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religious training

in Afghanistan, according to several informants. He may also have attended an anti-American religious training center in Lahore, Pakistan as a follower of Mubarak Ali Gilani. WikiPedia:Lahore


great open

miss this place for great open air atmosphere where you can also get sheesha. * *


famous stone

. Along with the Peacock Throne, he also carried off the Koh-i-Noor to Persia in 1739. It was allegedly Nader Shah who exclaimed ''Koh-i-Noor!'' when he finally managed to obtain the famous stone, and this is how the stone gained its present name. There is no reference to this name before 1739. After the assassination of Nader Shah in 1747, the stone came into the hands of Ahmed Shah Abdali of Afghanistan. In 1830, Shah Shuja (Shuja Shah Durrani), the deposed ruler of Afghanistan, managed to flee with the Kohinoor diamond. He then came to Lahore where it was given to the Sikh Maharaja (King) of Punjab (Punjab region), Ranjit Singh; in return for this Maharaja Ranjit Singh won back the Afghan throne for Shah Shuja-ul-Mulk (Shuja Shah Durrani). Passage from India Maharaja Ranjit Singh was crowned ruler of Punjab (Punjab region) and willed the Koh-i-noor to the Jagannath Temple (Jagannath Temple (Puri)) in Orissa from his deathbed in 1839. But after his death the British administrators did not execute his will. On 29 March 1849, the British raised their flag on the citadel of Lahore and the Punjab was formally proclaimed to be part of the British Empire in India. One of the terms of the Treaty of Lahore, the legal agreement formalising this occupation, was as follows: thumb Lithograph by Emily Eden showing one of the favourite horses of Maharaja Ranjit Singh with the head officer of his stables and his collection of jewels, including the Koh-i-noor. (Image:Maharaja Ranjit singh's treasure.jpg) In due course the Governor-General received the Koh-i-Noor from Login, who had been appointed Governor of the Citadel, the Royal Fort at Lahore, with the Royal Treasury (Toshakhana), which Login valued at almost £1,000,000 (£ WikiPedia:Lahore


cover songs

on June 23, 2011 Together the pair started to practice and doing small gigs for their friends. The duo used to perform cover songs of famous local rock bands, such as Junoon (Junoon (band)) and Strings (Strings (band)) at their concerts. The band then soon started to perform at larger audiences such as in schools, colleges and local restaurants. Thus, this began the original line up of Jal to form. They were kicked out shamefully from performances on many occasions Formation


relationship international

as Foreign minister, and Prime minister, Pakistan and Iran had cemented a special relationship (Special relationship (international relations)), as Iran had provided military assistance to Pakistan. The Sino-Pak relations were immensely improved, and Pakistan, under Bhutto, had built a strategic relationship with People's Republic of China, when PRC was isolated. In 1974, Bhutto hosted the second Organisation


world performing

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. 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. File:Nihari & Halwa Puri

in Pakistan List of magazines in Pakistan Lahore is at 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 theatre company in Pakistan. It too has a prestigious university named University of South Asia. Lahore


speed work

) Ministry of Railways . PR provides an important mode of transportation throughout Pakistan. It is commonly referred to as the "life line of the country", by aiding in large-scale movement of people and freight throughout Pakistan. The current chairman is Shahid Hussain Raja. Speed The maximum Speed of Pakistan Railways is 120 km h. Some sections of Karachi-Lahore main railway line allow 120 km h speed. Work is in progress to improve railway track on Karachi-Khanpur section to increase speed to 140 km h. * Khanewal-Faisalabad * Lahore-Faisalabad * Lahore-Sialkot via Narowal * Lahore-Faisalabad * Lahore-Sialkot via Narowal * Rawalpindi-Quetta * Lahore-Quetta * Lahore-Rawalpindi * Lahore-Quetta * Lahore-Rawalpindi * Karachi-Quetta * Karachi-Quetta * Lahore-Faisalabad * Lahore-Sialkot * Lahore-Faisalabad * Lahore-Sialkot * ''Mehrabpur train derailment'' ** On 19 December 2007, the train, ''Karachi Express'', an express service from Karachi to Lahore, derailed near the town of Mehrabpur in the Sindh province of Pakistan. At around 2:25 a.m. local time, fourteen of the train's sixteen carriages left the tracks, some being mangled by the crash, others simply sliding down an embankment into the water. Sabotage and terrorism were ruled out as the reason for the crash, with officials believing a faulty track was the cause of the derailment. Aziz, Abdul: Sabotage unlikely in train crash, ''Dawn (Dawn (newspaper))'', 20 December 2007. In November 1996, Bhutto's government was dismissed by Leghari primarily because of corruption and Murtaza's death. Zardari was arrested in Lahore while attempting to flee the country to Dubai. WikiPedia:Lahore


massive hit

with the release of their song "Aadat", which was a massive hit in Pakistan topping all local music charts. Early years (1998-2001) Goher Mumtaz and Atif Aslam met each other while the latter was studying at the PAF College in Lahore, Punjab (Punjab (Pakistan)), Pakistan, in 1998. Jal the band Retrieved


artistic illustrations

anniversary of Avicenna's birth by circulating various commemorative stamps with artistic illustrations, and by erecting a bust (bust (sculpture)) of Avicenna based on anthropological research by Soviet scholars. Near his birthplace in Qishlak Afshona, some WikiPedia:Lahore


life line

) Ministry of Railways . PR provides an important mode of transportation throughout Pakistan. It is commonly referred to as the "life line of the country", by aiding in large-scale movement of people and freight throughout Pakistan. The current chairman is Shahid Hussain Raja. Speed The maximum Speed of Pakistan Railways is 120 km h. Some sections of Karachi-Lahore main railway line allow 120 km h speed. Work is in progress to improve railway track on Karachi-Khanpur section to increase speed to 140 km h. * Khanewal-Faisalabad * Lahore-Faisalabad * Lahore-Sialkot via Narowal * Lahore-Faisalabad * Lahore-Sialkot via Narowal * Rawalpindi-Quetta * Lahore-Quetta * Lahore-Rawalpindi * Lahore-Quetta * Lahore-Rawalpindi * Karachi-Quetta * Karachi-Quetta * Lahore-Faisalabad * Lahore-Sialkot * Lahore-Faisalabad * Lahore-Sialkot * ''Mehrabpur train derailment'' ** On 19 December 2007, the train, ''Karachi Express'', an express service from Karachi to Lahore, derailed near the town of Mehrabpur in the Sindh province of Pakistan. At around 2:25 a.m. local time, fourteen of the train's sixteen carriages left the tracks, some being mangled by the crash, others simply sliding down an embankment into the water. Sabotage and terrorism were ruled out as the reason for the crash, with officials believing a faulty track was the cause of the derailment. Aziz, Abdul: Sabotage unlikely in train crash, ''Dawn (Dawn (newspaper))'', 20 December 2007. In November 1996, Bhutto's government was dismissed by Leghari primarily because of corruption and Murtaza's death. Zardari was arrested in Lahore while attempting to flee the country to Dubai. WikiPedia:Lahore

Lahore

'''Lahore''' ( ) is the capital city of the Pakistani province of Punjab (Punjab, Pakistan) and the second largest (List of most populated metropolitan areas in Pakistan) metropolitan area in the country. It is the largest native Punjabi (Punjabi people)-populated city in the world and an important historical center in South Asia. With a rich history dating back over a millennium, Lahore is a main cultural center of Punjab region and Pakistan. One of the most densely populated cities in the world, Lahore remains an economic, political, transportation, entertainment, and educational hub. It is referred to as the "Mughal City of Gardens (Mughal gardens)" due to the historic presence of gardens in and around the city dating back to the Mughal period.

Lahore successively served as a regional capital of the empires of the Shahi kingdoms in the 11th century, the Ghaznavids in the 12th century, the Ghurid State (Ghurid dynasty) in the 12th and 13th centuries and the Mughal Empire in the 16th century. From 1802 to 1849, Lahore served as the capital city of the Sikh Empire. In the mid-19th and early 20th century, Lahore was the capital of the Punjab region under the British Raj. The traditional capital of Punjab for a millennium, Lahore was the cultural centre of the northern Indian subcontinent which extends from the eastern banks of the Indus River to New Delhi. Lahore Cantonment, globalsecurity.org

Lahore is referred to as the cultural heart of Pakistan as it hosts most of the arts, cuisine, festivals, music, film-making, gardening and intelligentsia of the country. Lahore has always been a centre for publications, where 80 percent of Pakistan's books are published and remains the foremost centre of literary, educational and cultural activity in Pakistan.

According to the 1998 census, Lahore's population was 6,319,000.

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