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Minar-e-Pakistan is also known as "Tower of Pakistan", the location where Tower is placed is called Iqbal Park.
It is built on the location where Pakistan resolution was passed. Every visitor who visits Lahore first time would like to visit Minar e Pakistan.
Tower construction was started on 23 March 1960. Construction took eight years, and was completed on 31 October 1968 at an estimated cost of Rs 7,058,000.
The money was collected by imposing an additional tax on cinema and horse racing tickets at the demand of Akhtar Hussain, governor of West Pakistan.
The base is about 8 metre above the ground. The tower rises about 62 metres on the base, the total height of minar is about 70 metres above the ground.
Minar e Pakistan is a unique kind of place. It is combination of Islamic and Pakistani cultural combination.
You can climb the minar though elevator or stairs. Base is built like a flower shape. There is also a big park around the Minar.
The parks around the monument include marble fountains and an artificial lake.
Other main building near it is Badshahi Mosque, Shahi Qila and Allam Iqbal tomb.
Minar-e-Pakistan has always served as the location a number of political protests and rallies, including recently those arranged by PTI.
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