title Rapid Mass Transit System Project author Asian Development Bank accessdate 1 January 2009 Some 42% of its work force is employed in finance, banking, real estate, community, cultural, and social services. The city is Pakistan's largest software producing centre, and hosts a growing computer-assembly industry. Arfa Software Technology Park in Lahore is the biggest and most
Amrita+Pritam&sig ACfU3U1QKgR3CqBR6Vw_eBNoNj5e38LdYw#PPA254,M1 New Panjabi Poetry ( 1935-47) ''Handbook of Twentieth-century Literatures of India'', by Nalini Natarajan, Emmanuel Sampath Nelson, Greenwood Publishing Group, 1996. ISBN 0313287783.''Page 253-254''. Besides this, he was a ''pracharak'' – a preacher of the Sikh faith. Kushwant Singh, "Amrita Pritam: Queen of Punjabi Literature", ''The Sikh Times
, 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.
It is also an important religious centre as it is home to hundreds of temples (List of temples in Lahore), mosques (List of mosques in Lahore), churches and shrines like Data Durbar Complex.
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. 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''' * '''Trafalgar Square''' A replica of the famous Trafalgar Square in London is located inside Bahria Town Lahore. Mini Egypt and a Zoo also worth a visit. * '''Wagah Border''' The border between Pakistan and India is also an attraction for tourists. There is a ceremony at the border everyday and is a must see for all. For foreigners, crossing the Wagah border and visiting the Golden Temple is a lifetime experience. Museums thumb Lahore Museum (File:Close view of Lahore Museum .jpg) * WikiPedia:Lahore
for centuries. Foreign teams often play here in friendly games, and facilities are first rate. * Go to bazaars and look around, you can buy amazing jewelery, crockery, souvenirs and of course clothes! One baazar is Anarkali and Ichra. * Go karting or playing paintball in one of the several amusement parks in town. * 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
" which was screened at a launch ceremony in Karachi in time for the Independence Day celebrations of Pakistan and India. On October 14, Journeyman Pictures released a short film documentary based on Pakistani music featuring local rock bands, Junoon and Fuzön. Retrieved on March 20, 2010 Breakup (2005–2008) '' Dewaar '' was the album which last featured the trio
, Pakistan type Archaeology (Archaeological museum), art (Art gallery), heritage, modern history, religious '''Lahore Museum''' ( ), was originally established in 1865-66 on the site of the hall or building of the 1864 Punjab Exhibition Which later became the Tollinton Market after the completion of the new present museum building, see "Murray's Handbook of the Punjab", pub. 1883. Mention also
dwindled, Punjab, including Lahore, was often invaded, and government authority was lacking. In 1739, Nader Shah, the Turkic emperor of Afsharid dynasty in Persia, invaded north western India, defeated the Mughal Emperor Mohammed Shah (Muhammad Shah) at the huge Battle of Karnal, and occupied most of Balochistan and the Indus plain including Lahore. Iran in the Age of the Raj In 1747, the Durrani Empire
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
produces a number of musical albums throughout the year. Pakistan's film industry known as "Lollywood" is based in Lahore. One of the most famous singers of the Pakistan film industry is Noor Jehan (Malika-e-Tarranum). Noor Jehan had a brief and successful acting career before devoting herself completely to music. She sang extensively for Pakistani films and also sang Ghazals, folk songs and patriotic songs (milli naghmay) for Pakistan television. The most famous male
* List of people from Lahore * List of streets in Lahore * List of tallest buildings in Lahore * List of urban areas by population References WikiPedia: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.