Mughal era’s Wazir Khan Mosque Lahore ready to receive tourists

Highlights:

  • Wazir Khan Mosque – funded by the US embassy and renovated by Aga Khan Cultural Service Pakistan – has been undergoing a thorough rehabilitation and conservation effort since October 1, 2015
  • Built in 1634 by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan
  • Lahore city plans to re-use this space as a public hotspot and organise monthly activities

Chowk Wazir Khan Lahore ready to receive touristsLAHORE: Following the removal of encroachments and completion of its reservation work by the Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA), Chowk Wazir Khan is once again ready to amaze tourists with its new expanded and encroachment-free look.For the past three decades, Chowk Masjid Wazir Khan was facing heavy encroachments especially shops, which were rented out on nominal rates. However, the WCLA initiated the project of rehabilitation, restoration and renovation of this historic chowk. Officials said the historic forecourt adjoining the Wazir Khan Mosque has been undergoing a thorough rehabilitation and conservation effort since October 1, 2015, funded by the US embassy, and is in its final stage of preparation for its opening on March 16.

Source: DailyTimes | Chowk Wazir Khan ready to receive touristshttps://www.thenews.com.pk/print/189845-Chowk-Wazir-Khan-ready-to-receive-visitors

 

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