Iqbal Park

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Iqbal Park
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Iqbal Park is located in Lahore
Iqbal Park
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Location within Lahore
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Location Lahore, Pakistan
Coordinates 31°35′33″N 74°18′34″E / 31.5925°N 74.3095°E / 31.5925; 74.3095Coordinates: 31°35′33″N 74°18′34″E / 31.5925°N 74.3095°E / 31.5925; 74.3095

Iqbal Park (formerly Minto Park) is large area of green space, located at the heart of Lahore city in Pakistan.[1] The park accommodates Minar-e-Pakistan (Lighthouse of Pakistan), a 60 meters (198.5 feet) tall distinctive monument in the shape of a minaret that has been built in commemoration of the Lahore Resolution passed at the three-day general session (22–24 March 1940) of All India Muslim League, calling for greater Muslim autonomy in British India. The resolution became synonymous to the demand for a separate Muslim state of Pakistan. The park has been expanded in May 2014. It has become a major tourist attration because it now includes important landmarks, buildings and monuments like Badshahi Mosque, Minar-e-Pakistan, Lahore Fort, Hazuri Bagh, Tomb of Muhammad Iqbal, Samadhi of Ranjit Singh, Roshnai Gate and Hazuri Bagh Baradari. These are now part of park as well . More than 93 acres land has been added to the area of the park during expansion. Minar-e-Pakistan provides a panoramic view to visitors who can climb up the stairs or through an elevator. The park also includes marble fountains, lush green lawns, gardens and an artificial lake.

Hazuri Bagh with the Baradari at its center in Iqbal Park

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  1. ^ Zafar Iqbal. "Bury the hatchet". gulftoday.ae. Retrieved 2012-03-23.