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    Posted April 28, 2012 by
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    eveninG iN lahorE.....Minar-e-Pakistan......27 April 2012 Lahore Pakistan

     
    Minar-e-Pakistan (Urdu، مینارِ پاکستان) is a tall monumental minaret in Iqbal Park Lahore, built in commemoration of the Lahore Resolution. The minaret reflects a blend of Mughal and modern architecture, and is constructed on the site where on March 23, 1940, seven years before the formation of Pakistan, the Muslim League passed the Pakistan Resolution (Qarardad-e-Pakistan), demanding the creation of Pakistan. This was the first official declaration to establish a separate homeland for the Muslims living in the Indian Subcontinent.[2] Interestingly, the site is also where Nehru and the Indian National Congress declared Indian independence from Britain in 1929.
    The monument attracts visitors from all over Pakistan, as well as the inhabitants of the Walled City of Lahore. The large public space around the monument is commonly used for political and public meetings, whereas Iqbal Park area is popular among kite-flyers.

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