Faisal Mosque – The largest mosque in Islamabad

Construction of the mosque began in 1976 after a grant from Saudi King Faisal, whose name the mosque bears. The unconventional design by Turkish architect Vedat Dalokay was selected after an international competition. This mosque features a contemporary design consisting of eight sides of concrete shell and is inspired by a Bedouin tent and is a major […]

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Javed Manzil – The last residence of Allama Iqbal in Lahore

Muhammad Iqbal lived there for three years, and died there. It was listed as a Tentative UNESCO site, and was protected under the Punjab Antiquities Act of 1975, and declared a Pakistani national monument in 1977. In honour of Iqbal, a Pakistani national poet, it was converted into a museum, inaugurated in December 1984. The building’s construction […]