Markaz-e-Numaish, Lahore (Photo of 1864) History of Pakistan Pakistan was one of the two original successor states to British India, which was partitioned along religious lines in 1947. For almost 25 years following independence, it consisted of two separate regions, East and West Pakistan, but now it is made up only of the western sector. Both India and Pakistan have laid claim to the Kashmir region; this territorial dispute led to war in 1949, 1965, 1971, 1999, and remains unresolved today.
Tourist Attractions in Pakistan There are many tourist attractions in Pakistan such as:
Faisal MosqueThis beautiful mosque was designed by a renowned Turkish Architect, VedatDalokay and named after the late King Faisal of Saudi Arabia. It is spread over 1,89,705 sq.metres with 88 meters high minarets and 40 meters high main prayer hall. The main prayer hall can accommodate 10,000 persons while the covered porticos and verandahs can take over 24,000 worshipers. The main courtyard has space for 40,000 people.
Minar-e-Pakistan is a tall minaret in Iqbal Park Lahore, built in commemoration of the Pakistan Resolution. The minaret reflects a blend of Mughal and modern architecture, and is constructed on the site where on March 23, 1940, seven years before the formation of Pakistan, the Muslim League passed the Pakistan Resolution demanding the creation of Pakistan.
The Badshahi Mosque (Urdu: بادشاھی مسجد) ) or the 'King's Mosque' in Lahore, commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in 1671 and completed in 1673, is the second largest mosque in Pakistan and South Asia
and the fifth largest mosque in the world. Epitomising the beauty, passion and grandeur of the Mughal era, it is Lahore's most famous landmark and a major tourist attraction.
Rawal Lake in Pakistan is an artificial reservoir that provides the water needs for the cities of Rawalpindiand Islamabad. Korang River along with some other small streams coming from Margalla Hills have been set to form this artificial lake which covers an area of 8.8 km². Korang River is the outlet stream of Rawal Dam. Rawal Lake is located within an isolated section of the Margalla Hills National Park.
New Project - Centaurus The Project The Centaurus is a dynamic real estate project of epic proportions designed by ATKINS, globally renowned architects for creating stunning buildings like the awe inspiring Burj-ul-Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Twisting Tower, 21st Century Tower etc. It is the first ever Mix Use Complex and the first ever project to withstand earthquake up to magnitude of 9 on Richter scale, with clear supreme advantage over any other developments in Pakistan. The Centaurus is a living day wonder.The Centaurus features five floors of fully air-conditioned Shopping Mall to pamper with the best brands, two lavish Residential Towers with 23 levels of opulence, a premium Corporate Tower with perfect business ambience and a five star Deluxe Hotel to experience the warmth of world class hospitality.