By  Nesma Abd El-Aziz

Staff – Art & Culture

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On August 14, 1947, the Pakistani people celebrated their independence from the British command.
Pakistan(Urdu: “land of the pure”), a country of 160 million people, is now the second most populous country in the Muslim world.

Hailed as the country’s cultural capital, Lahore – also known as the “Heart of Pakistan” – is rich with many examples of Moghul architecture.

Built by Pakistan’s last Moghul emperor, Aurangzeb, the ” Badshahi Mosque,” or the “Imperial Mosque” is one of Lahore’s most famous monuments.

See our picture file on the Imperial Mosque