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Lahore

Lahore (Punjabi: لہور, Urdu: لاہور) is the capital of the Pakistani province of Punjab and is the second largest city in Pakistan after Karachi. It is popularly known as the Heart of Pakistan, due to its historical importance in the creation of Pakistan, and also being a cultural, political and educational centre of the country. It is also often called the Garden of the Mughals or the City of Gardens because of the heritage of the Mughal Empire. It is located near the Ravi River and Wagah, close to the Pakistan-India border.
Much of Lahore's architecture from the Mughal and colonial eras has been preserved. Mughal structures such as the Badshahi Mosque, Mausoleum of hazrat Ali Hujwiri aka Data Ganj bahkhsh RA, Lahore Fort, Shalimar Gardens and the mausoleums of Jehangir, and Noor Jehan are popular tourist spots in the city. Colonial British structures such as the Lahore High Court, General Post Office (GPO) and many of the older universities still retain their Mughal-Gothic style.
Punjabi is the native language of the province and is the most widely-spoken language in Lahore and rural areas. Urdu and English, however, are becoming more popular with younger generations since they are officially supported, whereas Punjabi has no official patronage. Many people of Lahore who speak Punjabi are known as Lahori Punjabi due to their use of a mixture of Punjabi and colloquial Urdu. According to the 1998 census, Lahore's population was nearly 7 million. Mid-2006 government estimates now put the population at approximately 10 million. This makes Lahore the second largest city in Pakistan, fifth largest city in South Asia and the 23rd largest city in the world.

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  • (Govt) Mian Iqbal Hussain High School , Garhi Shahu, Lahore, Pakistan, Muhammad Furqan (guest) wrote 4 days ago:
    Any one from 1977 to 1981 ?
  • (Govt) Mian Iqbal Hussain High School , Garhi Shahu, Lahore, Pakistan, Muhammad Furqan (guest) wrote 4 days ago:
    My name is Muhammad Furqan and i was associated with this school from 1977 to 1981, that was a best time of this school. In the year 1981, our school result for metric science group was 99% success. Great memories with this school. At that time our school was on top, related to extra curricular activities and games and i remembered that i was the only student in class 10th-B to participated in various games. Our class teach name was Younu Saheb.
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  • Moti Masjid, asadleo wrote 6 days ago:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moti_Masjid_(Lahore_Fort)
  • OONCHI MASJID, asadleo wrote 6 days ago:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oonchi_Mosque
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