Lahore – Pakistan. Facts And History


Lahore is one of the most historic cities in Pakistan. Its history and importance can’t be described in a single blog post. The old city of Lahore traces its origins back to somewhere between the 1st and 7th centuries A.D. According to the historian, Lahore was founded by Loh e son of Rama, characterized as the Hindu god in Ramayana. According to Sir Robert Montgomery, Lahore rose to importance between the 2nd and 4th centuries A.D. It is the second-largest and most populous city in Pakistan. Lahore is the cultural center of Pakistan and one of the most historically significant cities in the world. It was declared a capital city by the British Raj in 1765 and the city is one of the major financial centers of Pakistan.


The Ancient History of Lahore

Lahore is the second most populous city and metropolitan area of Pakistan. It was established as a small town in 1524. The city has a very prominent place in Indian history. It was the cultural capital of India during the Ghaznavid and Ghorid centuries and was considered to be one of the largest cities in the world during that period. According to records, the city has been populated continuously since at least the 6th century BC. It was reputed as the cultural capital of the Mughal Empire and has been called the “City of Gardens”. It is also home to the popular shrines of Sufi saints known as Data Ganj Baksh and Ali Hassan. The city today is a vibrant metropolis that is an amalgam of the many cultures which have ruled over it.


Lahore in the era of Muhammad Bin Qasim

Muhammad ibn Qasim was an Arab military commander. He was in the service of the Umayyad Caliphate. It led to the Muslim conquest of Sindh during the Umayyad campaigns in India. Having attached himself to the Umayyad Caliphate’s army, he arrived in what is now Pakistan in 710 AD. He participated in numerous battles against the local kingdoms during the early days of the conquest of Sindh, offering his services to the governor of Sindh, Raja Dahir.


The Medieval History of Lahore

Lahore is an ancient city and has seen successive waves of invasion, migration, and culture. The city was greatly expanded and given a new name – ‘Lahore’ – by the Mughal emperor Akbar the Great. He held his court in Lahore for 14 years from 1584 to 1598. It is one of the most ancient cities in the world and has a history of many empires, revolts, and invasions. The last one was by the British in 1947. It is hidden in the deep vaults of history and many stories have gone unnoticed and untold.


The British Annexation of Lahore

Lahore is a city that has suffered a lot of abuse at the hands of men. Much of Lahore’s history is hidden in its vast monuments and tombs. The British were responsible for the desecration of many of Lahore’s tombs and monuments. At one stage the Attorney General maintained an office at the Shah Chiragh Mosque, dak bungalows were built for the weekends at Shalamar Gardens, and the tomb of the famous Sufi Saint Data Ganj Baksh was occupied by the British Officer Corps.

The city has been the center of many cultures including the Mughals, Sikhs, and now the Pakistanis. The British were the last to make this city their home and their influence can still be felt to this day. The British Raj was a colonial-era that was a period of British rule in the Indian subcontinent from 1858 to 1947. The region under British control was known as British India and included areas directly administered by the United Kingdom, which were collectively called British India.



Lahore is one of the most interesting cities in South Asia. The city has been a major center of cultural, artistic, educational, and intellectual development since its foundation. It has been the home of many important figures in the history of South Asia, including multiple kings and emperors, philosophers, poets, sportsmen, scientists, opera singers, and film actors. Lahore is home to many ancient buildings and ruins dating from the era of the Delhi Sultanate, the Mughal Empire, and the British Raj.


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