Bab E Pakistan Lahore
A monument in the memory of refugee camps
Bab E Pakistan is the proposed national monument in Walton Lahore. The monument is a memorial in the memory of the refugee camps which operated on the same site. The camps housed the refugees from India, who migrated to Pakistan after the independence on 14th of August 1947. The monument was first conceived by the Governor Ghulam Jilani Khan in 1985. The project was approved by the president of Pakistan Zia Ul Haq. The project will give another identity to Pakistan like Minar E Pakistan due to its importance to the historic events.
Design concept of Bab E Pakistan Lahore
The monument has inspiration from stunning Islamic architecture, as it will be the continuation of Mughal Tomb Gardens. Mughal Gardens were famous for the landscape in form of lush green lawns, fountains and pathways. The project will also have sports complex, library, restaurants, food courts, lake, gateways, art galleries and museum. The color of Bab E Pakistan will be white like Faisal Mosque Islamabad, Minar E Pakistan Lahore and Mazar E Quaid Karachi to have similarity to the other national monuments.
Ground breaking ceremony
The construction work of Bab E Pakistan has been delayed many times since 1985, due to the political setback and resolves to build the monuments. But finally Chief Minister of Punjab Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has given approval of the project, as it will help the future generations to understand the struggle for Pakistan. The construction work is expected to start in few days with the ground breaking ceremony on the site. It’s expected that the project will be completed in short time period of just one year and will be opened for the general public by January 2019.