A Historical City (Lahore)

Lahore is the heart of Punjab and the historical city of Pakistan. It is in many ways a unique city. Lahore means differently to different people. It is the city of gardens the city of the colleges the city of the historical buildings and the city of cities. A long time ago people came here and made it their permanent home. They brought with them new ideas new customs and new cultures which enriched its glorious traditions and made Lahore a precious jewel in this part of the world. Lahore is situated on the left bank of the Ravi has two parts the city proper and the outside Lahore. The city proper is a very ancient town. It was founded thousands of years ago by Lav one of the two sons of Raja Ram Chander. We call it walled city as well. The city is surrounded by an old wall in which there are twelve gates. The streets are narrow and winding. The houses are lofty but most of them are not airy and well lightened. The bazaars are densely crowded. There are public parks round the city. Anarkali Bazar is the busiest part of the city. The places worth seeing in it are the Fort the Minar-e-Pakistan Sunehri Masjid, Wazir Khan Masjid, The Iqbal Park and the Shahi Masjid. The tombs of Jehangir and Nur Jehan lie at Shahdara. The Shalamar Gardens are situated at a distance of about four miles from the city. The civil station was laid out by the English. The Mall is its main road. On the Mall are situated the Museum, the University Buildings the General Post Office , the high court the Government House the Zoo and the Jinnah Gardens. Lahore is the biggest railway junction in the Punjab. The railway station with its very big workshop and offices is worth a visit. It is the capital of the Punjab. There are many offices where hundreds of men are employed. It is the center of education. It is the seat of the Punjab University. It has many schools and colleges. Its population is more than 8 million. People of all classes live here. In short Lahore is a great city.

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