Minar-e-Pakistan (literally, Tower of Pakistan), a monument built to commemorate the day when Pakistan Resolution was passed in March 23, 1940. This resolution was the first official call for a separate & independent homeland for the Muslims living in South Asian subcontinent based on Two Nation Theory i.e. Muslims and Hindus are two different nations.
Minar-e-Pakistan is located in Iqbal park near Shahiq Qila (Lahore Fort) and Badshahi Mosque. Since visited all these places on same day, so I had little time to spare for Minar-e-Pakistan. I just took some photos of this tower from outside of Iqbal park.
Minar-e-Pakistan’s base elevation is 8m from ground whereas tower itself is 62m tall, totaling 70m from ground.
I took this picture from balcony of Shahi Qila (Lahore Fort). This tower also has an elevator as well as spiral stairs to reach top. Due to shortage of time, I couldn’t manage to have a panoramic view of Lahore city from this Minar.
The National Tower of Pakistan in evening with a merry-go-round in Iqbal park.
Though a bit off to subject of this post but I often think about scenario of two neighbours where one worships a cow, consider it a goddess and sprinkle its urine over himself and around his home for blessings whereas the other person, living next door, slaughters a cow for celebrations and enjoy BBQ party with its meat. Just two opposite extremes. In my opinion, it’s high likely for anyone of them to be intolerant for the other. I feel really thankful to Allah for living in an independent Islamic country when I see others fighting for their freedom or for their survival around different parts of the world. Just to mention that Muslims are more in numbers in India compared to Pakistan yet they make a small percentage around 14% of total Indian population whereas Muslims contribute to 97% of Pakistani population.
Location & Coordinates
Coordinates of Minar-e-Pakistan: 31.5925036,74.3095091