Iqbal Park

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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. In 2014 a project has been started to expand the park to include Lahore Fort and Badshahi Mosque which are across the road into its premise as well .

References[edit]

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

Coordinates: 31°35′29.0″N 74°18′31.5″E / 31.591389°N 74.308750°E / 31.591389; 74.308750