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Visit of Lahore (Pakistan 1990)

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Uploaded on May 15, 2009

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Watch this movie only if you are interested by Pakistan in 1990.
I have retrieved this old film of my trip in the north of Pakistan.
It's not actual, but may be someone will be interested by theses old footage.
The complete serie is composed of 9 videos
The road from Islamabad to Peshawar (Pakistan 1990)
The Khyber Pass (Pakistan/afghan boarder 1990)
The streets and the bazars of Peshawar (in 1990)
From Peshawar to Chitral ( East Pakistan 1990)
The Bamburet valley (East Pakistan 1990)
From Chitral to Gilgit (North-East Pakistan 1990)
The Karakorum Higway and the Hunza valley (North Pakistan1990)
From Gilgit to Islamabad via Babusar pass (North Pakistan 1990)
Visit of Lahore (Pakistan 1990)
Lahore (Urdu: لاہور) is the capital of the province of Punjab, and the second most populated city in Pakistan, sometimes known as the Gardens of the Mughals, after the significant rich heritage of the Mughal Empire. It is located near the river Ravi and the Indian border, Wagah. Lahore is estimated to have approximately 6.5 million inhabitants, which makes it the second largest city in Pakistan, after Karachi. It is considered to be one of the thirty largest cities of the world.
Since the rise of the Persian Empire, Lahore has been given the status of being the capital of nearly every empire that has ruled the region. During 1021, Mahmud appointed the throne to Ayaz, making Lahore the capital of the Ghaznavid Empire. After the fall of the Ghaznavid Empire, Lahore was ruled by various Muslim dynasties including the Khiljis, Tughlaqs, Sayyid, Lodhis and Suris. It was not until 1524AD that Lahore became part of the Mughal Empire. It was in 1585AD that Mughal emperor Akbar decided to make Lahore the capital of the Mughal Empire. During Akbar's reign he built the fort that was once the citadel of the city. After his death, his son Jahangir took over control and Lahore remained the capital for over a century until the Mughal Empire fell and the city was taken over by the Sikhs. The Sikhs ruled the Punjab region for over half a century until the British Raj took control and Lahore become part of the British empire until independence in 1947AD.
Mughal architecture can be seen at its full splendour in the Badshahi Mosque, Lahore Fort, Shalimar Gardens and the mausoleums of Jehangir and Nur Jehan. Various buildings originally built by the British (such as the Lahore High Court) still retain their Mughal-Gothic style. Punjabi is the language of the province, and is the most widely spoken language in Lahore. Punjabi spoken by the people of Lahore is known as Lahori Punjabi due to a mixture of Punjabi and colloquial Urdu spoken in Lahore. Lahore is largely thought of as the cultural centre of Pakistan. It is widely called the "heart of Pakistan" in popular culture.

Merci à AKJM

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