Sunday, March 29, 2009
Sunday at the Park
Since my husband is working overseas from the past 4 years. our Sundays are usually spent at home watching TV , sleeping, or just staying at the rooftop.But today was different.Right after lunch, I received a call from a Filipina friend, that her family is having a picnic in Minar-e Pakistan.That park is just a 5 minute walk from our house, so I decided to join them.Iqbal Park is not even a 500 meter distance from our residence, but in my 7 years stay here in lahore, I never went there.It's a tourist spot.People from all over Pakistan came here to visit this place and it's very crowded especially on Sundays and public holidays.Minar-e Pakistan is a tall minaret in Iqbal Park , built in commemoration of the Lahore Resolution. The minaret reflects a blend of Mughal and modern architecture, and is constructed on the site where on March 23, 1940, seven years before the formation of Pakistan, the Muslim League passed the Lahore Resolution demanding the creation of Pakistan.