Iqbal Park (Minto Park) Lahore

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Iqbal Park (Minto Park) Lahore


Iqbal Park (formerly Minto Park) is large area of green space, located at the heart of Lahore city in Pakistan. The park accommodates Minar-e-Pakistan (Lighthouse of Pakistan), a 60 meters (198.5 feet) tall distinctive monument in the shape of a minaret that has been built in commemoration of the Lahore Resolution passed at the three-day general session (22–24 March 1940) of All India Muslim League, calling for greater Muslim autonomy in British India. The resolution became synonymous to the demand for a separate Muslim state of Pakistan.

Address: Circular Road, Lahore, Pakistan ‎.

Other Attractions: Apart from Minar-e-Pakistan Iqbal Park is a spacious wide open green park where visitors can picnic‎. The park is perfect for a family outing where small children have plenty of places to roam and parents can easily see where they are going without worrying about them wondering into the streets. There is plenty of wheelchair accessibility throughout the park and to places of interest by way of nicely kept concrete paths.

Issues and Events:

  • July 2, 2007: The historical landmark, Minar-e-Pakistan has been adorned with fruit peels, garbage and to top it all, the pungent odour of urine. According to the Punjab Local Government Ordinance 2001, damaging or polluting the environment, inside or outside private or public premises, held a fine up to Rs 2000.
  • May 5, 2011: Joggers find Iqbal Park messy. The fencing has broken at many places while the public convenience is in a typically bad condition.
  • March 23, 2013: PTI’s ‘second coming’ at Iqbal Park. The Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf expects about half-a-million people at its ‘do or die’ public meeting at Minar-e-Pakistan on Pakistan Day.

 

Landmarks < Lahore < Lahore District < Punjab < Pakistan

Nearby locations < 1 km

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