The Bab-e-Pakistan (Urdu: Gateway of Pakistan) is a national monument in Lahore, Pakistan which is being built on the site of one of the major refugee camps which operated in the aftermath of Partition of India. The memorial was proposed in 1985, by the late military Governor of Punjab, Lieutenant General Ghulam Jillani, and was approved immediately by the military president, General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq. The monument is designed by a Lahore based architect Amjad Mukhtar, who is a graduate from National College of Arts, Lahore.
The project experienced some difficulty in getting started because of the unstable political situation following the death of Zia in 1988. A second attempt was made in 1991 with the support of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif but again the project was stalled. The third attempt has been during the administration of President Pervez Musharraf. Construction work has now started and is due to be completed by 2014.
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- "Bab-e-Pakistan to be ready by August 2009". Daily Times of Pakistan. 6 April 2007. Retrieved 29 November 2007.
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