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Friday, January 9, 2009

Minar-e-Pakistan

This is the Photograph of one of the most famous monuments of Pakistan taken from the Lahore Fort, It is called Minar-e-Pakistan literally the pillar of Pakistan. It is built on the site where on 23 March 1940, seven years before the formation of Pakistan the Muslim league a political party passed the "Lahore Resolution" demanding the creation of Pakistan as a separate state for the Muslim minority of the Indian sub continent.

On another note, today was a bad day for Lahore, A series of bomb blasts shook the city starting a couple of hours earlier (aprox. 21:30 local time) till now we have had reports of at least 5 maybe 6 low intensity blasts, reports of casualties are said to be low but unconfirmed. Security Agencies and Police are telling people to be vigilant as more bomb blasts are possible.

13 comments:

Daryl said...

That is an amazing bldg .. and interesting history .. Thanks for the visits!

Destitute Rebel said...

thank you Daryl.

lynn said...

Sorry to hear that, my best wishes to you.

lynn said...

Oh dear my wacky pic doesn't ...er...fit really. Sorry!

Abid said...

Nice building. Only been to lahore once before.

Destitute Rebel said...

Thanks Lynn.

Abid there are a lot of places to see in Lahore, maybe next time you are in Pakistan.

JM said...

It looks fantastic and huge, isn't it? The 1st time I see it, thanks!

I've heard about the bomb blasts on the news. I'm so sorry, when will this end?!?...

Mubi said...

we are in testing times. i hope the political mess we are in right now ends soon.

Destitute Rebel said...

JM it is pretty Big, with a huge park around it. Hoping for peace.

Mubi, yes the times are tough and we can pray and hope for peace.

USelaine said...

I hope the danger passes soon!

So "minarets" are a variation on "minar" then. Interesting.

Kris said...

It's an impressive structure.

I hope that the damage is minimal from the latest attack.

I am not sure how killing and maiming innocent people in Lahore is supposed to help or achieve anything.

Petrea said...

I think of you when I hear this news, DR. I hope all is well. I wish it would end and feel powerless to stop it.

Destitute Rebel said...

USelaine, Thanks, We'v gotten used to it though. I am guessing Minar is a variation of Minarets, since Urdu is a much younger language and is made up of many other languages.

Kris, luckily the body count from the latest bomb blasts was zero, I fail to understand what people archive from violence.

Petrea, Thank you, Hopefully things will improve.