10 Facts About Minar e Pakistan; Will Revitalize Your Pakistani Spirit
One of the most important events in the history of Pakistan is the Resolution Day Of Pakistan. On March 23, 1940, like-minded people gathered under the banner of Pakistan and promised to establish a separate home for Muslims in the Indian subcontinent. The event, led by the enthusiastic Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, marks the beginning of the battle of our motherland. The meeting was held in Iqbal Garden, Lahore, opposite to Minar-e-Pakistan. The following are some facts about this historical monument that have become the hallmark of Lahore.
- The tower is also known as the “Tower of Pakistan”. Its total height is 70 meters from the ground.
- The construction of the tower began in 1960 and was completed six years later at a total cost of Rs. 7058000.
- At the request of Akhtar Hussein, Governor of Western Pakistan, raise funds by increasing cinema and horse racing taxes.
- The steps leading to the tower symbolize the movement of Pakistan. The first step is made from Taxila, the second step is made of forged stone, the third step is made of carved stone, and the fourth step is made of white marble.
- The tower is an artistic fusion of Mughal Islamic architecture. The lower half of the tower is shaped like a flower separates 8 meters from the ground, while the tower is 62 meters above the ground.
- Mukhtar Masood, the producer and deputy director of Lahore at the time, was a member of the Construction Committee.
- Mian Abdul Khaliq&Co. is a builder of many other tourist attractions in Pakistan, including the Gaddafi Stadium (also designed by Murad Khan) and the BRB Canal.
- On the base, plant inscriptions are engraved on the ten converging white marble plates. The inscription contains the text in Urdu, Bengali, and English of Lahore Resolution, as well as the text of the Delhi Resolution that was adopted on April 9, 1946.
- Arabic calligraphy in various paintings is engraved with the characteristics of the Qur’anic verse and 99 names of Allah, while the national anthem of Pakistan is in Urdu and Bengali.
- The shards of Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Urdu, Bengali, and English, as well as certain passages of the Iqbal logo, which contain other important inscriptions.