To honor the Lahore Resolution, the Minar-e-Pakistan, popularly referred to as the Tower of Pakistan, was constructed. On March 23, 1940, the All India Muslim League passed Qarardad-e-Pakistan. It took place in Minto Park, which is today known as Iqbal Park. This historic date is known as Pakistan Day, and the Pakistani government declares it a public holiday every year. The Minar-e-history Pakistan is very significant to any patriotic Pakistani citizen. Significance:
This large skyscraper in Lahore has a significant historical background. The Pakistan Resolution made it possible for Muslims in India to have their state. What circumstances led to Qarardad-e-Pakistan, then? The Muslim leaders worked to protect the political rights of Muslims in India up till the middle of the 1930s and desired that the provinces with a Muslim majority have the most autonomy possible. Things to see:
In addition to being a significant monument in Pakistan, the Minar-e-Pakistan represents Mughal and Islamic architecture with a dash of modern style. Minar-e-Pakistan was designed by Naseer-ud-din Murat Khan. The minaret is an imposing building that rises 62 meters over a base that is 8 meters above the ground. It is now 70 meters above the ground overall. It features a lovely pattern that looks like flower petals opening. The Minar-e-Pakistan measures 9.75 meters in diameter. The base, which comprises four platforms, represents the struggle for independence. The Taxila stones used to build the first platform symbolize the tenacious, unwavering efforts of Muslims in India in the struggle for independence. The third level is formed of chiseled stones, signifying how the Pakistan Movement gained traction, while the second platform is constructed with hammer-dressed stones, indicating the difficult and rocky journey to freedom. Polished white marble is utilized to represent the success of Pakistan's existence on the fourth platform. The verse from the Holy Quran and the 99 names of Allah are calligraphed on various panels, along with the National Anthem of Pakistan, which is also carved in Bengali and Urdu. There are also snippets from Mohammad Ali Jinnah's talks in English, Bengali, and Urdu. There are also a few of Allama Iqbal's well-known couplets written on the walls. Tomb of Hafiz Jalandhari:
In the courtyard of Minar-e-Pakistan stands Hafiz Jalandhari's grave, which composed Pakistan's National Anthem. Iqbal Park is also home to Allama Iqbal's grave. Iqbal Park is surrounded by some of Lahore's most significant historical structures, including the Lahore Fort, the Badshahi Masjid, and the Sheesh Mahal. People from all around Pakistan visit Minar-e-Pakistan to honor the liberation fighters, and admission is free.
Circular Road, Lahore, 54000, Punjab Province, Pakistan