Lahore Pakistan History
The history of mankind in this area goes back tens of thousands of years, but the nation of Pakistan is still young. Although Pakistan's history as an independent nation dates back only to 1947, and the time when the area was part of the Indian subcontinent goes back many thousands of years. In 1971, East Pakistan fought a successful war of independence from West Pakistan, declared independence as an independent state from Bangladesh, and became modern Pakistan. Although the history of its territory covers only a few hundred years of human history, the history of mankind in this area goes back to the tens of thousands of years and beyond.
When the Indian subcontinent gained its independence in 1947, Lahore became the capital of the province of West Punjab. In 1955, the newly created West Pakistan Province, refounded in 1970 as the Punjab Province, was made part of East Pakistan, and together they were restored as the Punjab Province in the 1970s. When the Indian subcontinent gained its independence in 1947, Lahor became the capital of the provinces (Western and Punjab provinces). In 1971, after a successful war of independence from Bangladesh (1971 - 1971), the city of Islamabad (now Islamabad, Pakistan) was restored in its original form as the capital of a rebuilt state (West Pakistan).
The Indian state of Punjab needed a new capital after the partition of British India to replace Lahore, which had belonged to Pakistan. The solution of the British mapmakers was to give India the capital of the western province of Punjab (today West Pakistan) and Islamabad as the capital, and to leave Lahor, a cultural centre in Punjab, to Pakistan.
The Minar - e - Pakistan (also known as the Tower of Pakistan) was erected in memory of the Lahore resolution.
The Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb was built in 1673 in Lahore, Pakistan, during the reign of Aurengzeb and is regarded with pride by Pakistanis. It is an imposing element in Lahore's cityscape and at the same time one of the most important landmarks of Pakistan and a symbol of national pride in Pakistan. Its place in history and region is somewhat dominant, occupying a place occupied by other monuments such as the Taj Mahal, Gurdwara and Shahbaz Bhutto Tower.
Mughal Emperor of India, Jahangir's son Shah Jahan built it 10 years after his death. The city of Lohar, now Lahore, Pakistan, which was the capital of "Lohargadh," bears the name Veer Dada Jashraj, who is revered for his role in building the tomb of his mother, who was one of the first rulers of Pakistan and the first wife of Emperor Aurangzeb. Originally, Ali Mardan Khan's grave was intended as a pure grave for her mother, but when she died in 1657, her body was buried in a shallow grave in front of it.
For the same reason, the city is known as the cultural capital of the "heart of Pakistan," and I have spent much of my life in this historic city. This is because Pakistan's populous Punjab province was divided between India and Pakistan when they became independent of Britain in 1947. Punjab is also part of that country and continues to play an important role in Pakistan. It is home to the Sikh founder of religion and the birthplace of many of India's most important religious leaders, such as Guru Gobind Singh and Guru Nanak.
Lahore was again occupied in 1797 AD, this time by the Bhangi Sardinians, who plundered it for over thirty years. In 1799, Emperor Aurangzeb first moved into Lahore during his reign, but his preoccupation with the south did not allow him much time. In 1848 the British finally took over Lahore and after 99 years of British rule it became one of the most important cities in the country and the capital of the province of Punjab. But Ranjit Singh's turbulent rule destroyed Lahore's peace and prosperity.
The Odyssey Traveller has a 16-day tour of Pakistan that starts in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, and ends in the vibrant capital, Islamabad. On the way we will visit Lahore, the capital of Punjab province and one of the most important cities in the country. To visit Pakistan, visit the Odyssey Traveler website for more information and itineraries.
If you want to learn more about Pakistan's history, visit some of the historic buildings in Karachi. The history of sport in Pakistan will be shown in Hall 5, while other displays will present the work of young Pakistani historians. Admission is free and people from all over Pakistan pay tribute to the freedom fighters.
Lahore is a beautiful city to start your trip to Pakistan and the people are really nice and often just curious. Pakistan does not yet suffer from mass tourism, and Pakistanis who can afford to visit only one place should choose Lahore. I strongly recommend visiting other cities in Pakistan and hope this guide will help you lay the foundations for a trip to other regions of Pakistan. You can fly domestically via Pakistan International Airline or catch a Daewoo Express bus that connects most major cities with Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi.