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Ilyasi Mosque, a magnificent monument

Ilyasi Mosque, Abottabad, is one of the magnificent monuments of Pakistan. Built in 1932 it is still alluring the visitors with its unique architectural features and bewitching view. There was a natural spring that fed indoor pool but has now gone dry. Most of the visitors miss the presence of the pool. Set against the backdrop of Abbottabad’s rich green ...

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Jandiala Baoli and Mosque

The town of Jandiala Sher Khan is located about 13 kilometers northwest of Sheikhupura, an important provincial town in the Mughal empire. Although the town was located on a floodplain, there were no nearby sources of water, requiring local residents to dig wells to irrigate their crops. During the reign of Emperor Akbar, a man of means known as Sher Khan ...

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Lodhi-era Mosque of Eminabad

Lodhi-era Mosque of Eminabad, Gujranwala, Pakistan Along the east side of a small reservoir built in the era of Jahangir stands a modest one-story brick mosque. The Pakistani architect and historian Kamil Khan Mumtaz believes that it was constructed in the Lodhi era (1451-1525), suggesting that it is one of the oldest standing mosques in Pakistan. One unique architectural feature ...

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Shahi masjid chiniot

Chiniot’s  Shahi Masjid (Badshahi Mosque) was built by Nawab Saad UlIah Khan (1595- 1655)  during the regime of Emperor Shah Jahan (1628-58). It was built during 1646 to 1655 AD.  It is an exceedingly handsome edifice of hewn stone obtained from the hills near Chiniot. The mosque is set on a single-storey podium with perimeter shops. The external façades are ...

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Maryam Zamani Mosque

The Mosque of Mariyam Zamani Begum commonly referred to as Begum Shahi Mosque  is an early 17th-century mosque situated in the Walled City of Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. The mosque was built during the reign of Mughal Emperor Jahangir in honour of his mother. It is one of Lahore’s earliest surviving examples of a Mughal-era mosque, and influenced construction of the ...

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Ali Masjid

Ali Masjid is the narrowest point of the Khyber Pass. It is located in the Khyber Agency of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Pakistan. It is located around 10 miles (16 km) east of the city of Landi Kotal (West of Peshawar) and has an elevation of 3,174 feet (967 m). The width of the Khyber near Ali Masjid was earlier ...

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Sunehri Masjid, Lahore, Pakistan

The Sunehri Masjid is a relative latecomer to Lahore’s traditional cityscape, having been built in 1753 during the waning years of the Mughal empire by Nawab Bhikari Khan, the Deputy of Lahore during the tenure of Governor Mir Mu’in al-Mulk Mir Munoo. It stands on a small plot of land where one street diverges into two. When Nawab Bhikari Khan ...

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Wazir Khan Mosque

Wazir Khan mosque was built in 1634 by Shaikh Ilm-ud-din Ansari, Viceroy of Punjab under Shah Jahan. Ansari hailed from humble origins in the town of Chiniot in the Jhang district of the Punjab. He studied medicine under Hakim Dawi and was hired by the Mughal court as the personal physician of Prince Kuram, the future Shah Jehan. The young ...

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Badshahi Mosque Lahore

The Badshahi Mosque  in Lahore, commissioned by the sixth Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in 1671 and completed in 1673, is the second largest mosque in Pakistan. Epitomising the beauty, passion and grandeur of the Mughal era, it is Lahore’s most famous landmark and a major tourist attraction. The architecture and design of the Badshahi Mosque closely resembles that of the smaller ...

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