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OLD LAHORE

Old Lahore is dedicated to the preservation of Lahore's heritage

Right: The Wazir Khan Mosque
Walled City,Old Lahore.

Lahore, Pakistan.
On the left bank of the river Ravi in the province of Punjab in Pakistan, is situated the legendary city of Lahore whose oriental charm has allured the tourist and the invader alike since times immemorial. Each period has marked a clear stamp: pre-Moghul, Moghul, Sikh, British and post independence, all have been represented through the development in its planning as well as architecture, the institutions and traditions.

History
Lahore is undoubtedly ancient. Legend has it that it was founded by Loh, son of Rama, the hero of the Hindu epic, the Ramayana. Some others think that the name means Loh-awar, meaning a "Fort as strong as Iron". It waxed and waned in importance during the Sultanate. Muslim rule began here when Qutub-ud-din Aibak was crowned in Lahore in 1206 and thus became the first Muslim Sultan of the subcontinent.

Paintings by Dr. Ajaz Anwar
No one has so lovingly painted old streets and old houses of Lahore as Dr. Ajaz Anwar. No doubt his paintings have a documentation value no less than artistic appeal. There is no doubt that Dr. Anwar has developed a distinctive and very individual style of realistic painting in which he has preserved the charm of the old streets and houses of Lahore and that is a noteworthy contribution. He gained well deserved prominence for his large water color paintings of the streets of old Lahore. He did his masters in Fine arts. A gold medallist from Punjab University where he worked as a lecturer in Muslim architecture. He worked as a research scholar and did his Ph.d in Muslim art and architecture. He is a founder executive member of Lahore Conservation society. He has participated in most major exhibitions and has had ten solo shows.We would like to express our gratitude to Dr. Anwar for preserving the city's legacy in the most impeccable manner.

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Right: Gate of Badshahi Mosque







Website developer: Amir Qureshi



Website developed by: Amir Qureshi