Fortress and Shalimar Gardens in Lahore (World Heritage)

Fortress and Shalimar Gardens in Lahore (World Heritage)

Asia
The fortress and gardens are outstanding examples of the Mughal architecture. The fort was built in the 17th century and, with its audience halls, gardens and palaces, was a showplace and a symbol of wealth and power. The gardens are on three terraces. With over 400 fountains, waterfalls, pavilions and fruit trees, they are among the most beautiful oriental landscape gardens. The world heritage has been on the red list since 2000. Fortress and Shalimar Gardens in Lahore: Facts Official title: Fortress and Shalimar Gardens in Lahore Cultural monument the fort in the northwest of the old town, including with the Hathi and Alamgiri gates, the Moti Masjid (pearl mosque), the Diwan-i-'Amm (hall of 40 columns), in which the last 10 columns are actually pillars, the Daulat-Khana-i-Khas, in which Akbar…
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Pakistan 2007

Pakistan 2007

Asia
Yearbook 2007 Pakistan. Pakistan celebrated 60 years as a country near collapse. The year was marked by extremist violence and political chaos. Protests erupted across the country since President Pervez Musharraf dismissed Supreme Court President Iftikhar Chaudhry in March after accusations of unspecified abuse of office. Assessors likely found that Musharraf, before the presidential election to be held towards the end of the year, wanted to get rid of the chief judge, who made himself known as a critical reviewer of the state's actions and defenders of human rights. Musharraf's supposed plans to allow the incumbent, loyal parliament to re-elect him and only then announce new elections to the presidential post, as well as to be re-elected without first leaving the post of defense chief, were expected to lead to…
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