Lahore

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Lahore is the capital of the Pakistani province of Punjab.wikipedia
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Sikh Empire

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Lahore eventually became capital of the Sikh Empire in the early 19th century, and regained much of its lost grandeur.
The empire existed from 1799, when Ranjit Singh captured Lahore, to 1849 and was forged on the foundations of the Khalsa from a collection of autonomous Sikh misls.

Cinema of Pakistan

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Lahore is also home to Pakistan's film industry, Lollywood, and is a major centre of Qawwali music.
Pakistan is home to several film studios centres, primarily located in its two largest cities - Karachi and Lahore.

Walled City of Lahore

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The city also hosts much of Pakistan's tourist industry, with major attractions including the Walled City, the famous Badshahi and Wazir Khan mosques and Sikh shrines.
The Walled City of Lahore (undefined, "Inner City"), also known as Old City, forms the historic core of Lahore, Pakistan.

Punjab Province (British India)

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Lahore was then annexed to the British Empire, and made capital of British Punjab.
The province comprised five administrative divisions, Delhi, Jullundur, Lahore, Multan and Rawalpindi and a number of princely states.

Wazir Khan Mosque

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The city also hosts much of Pakistan's tourist industry, with major attractions including the Walled City, the famous Badshahi and Wazir Khan mosques and Sikh shrines.
The Wazir Khan Mosque (Punjabi and undefined; Masjid Wazīr Khān) is 17th century mosque located in the city of Lahore, capital of the Pakistani province of Punjab.

Pakistan

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Lahore is the capital of the Pakistani province of Punjab.
From the region of modern-day Pakistan, key cities during the Mughal rule were Lahore and Thatta, both of which were chosen as the site of impressive Mughal buildings.

Badshahi Mosque

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The city also hosts much of Pakistan's tourist industry, with major attractions including the Walled City, the famous Badshahi and Wazir Khan mosques and Sikh shrines.
The Badshahi Mosque (Punjabi and undefined, or "Imperial Mosque") is a Mughal era masjid in Lahore, capital of the Pakistani province of Punjab, Pakistan.

Tourism in Pakistan

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The city also hosts much of Pakistan's tourist industry, with major attractions including the Walled City, the famous Badshahi and Wazir Khan mosques and Sikh shrines.
The sites included Lahore, the Karakoram Highway, Karimabad and Lake Saiful Muluk.

Kasur

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The same account attributes the founding of nearby Kasur by his twin brother Prince Kusha, Historic record shows, however, that Kasur was founded by Pashtun migrants in 1525.
Kasur (Punjabi and undefined) is a city to south of Lahore, in the Pakistani province of Punjab.

Pashtuns

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The same account attributes the founding of nearby Kasur by his twin brother Prince Kusha, Historic record shows, however, that Kasur was founded by Pashtun migrants in 1525.
Smaller, but still significant Pashtun diaspora communities exist in Sindh and Punjab in Pakistan, especially in the cities of Karachi and Lahore, and in the Rohilkhand region of Uttar Pradesh, India.

Sialkot

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The capital would later be moved to Sialkot following Ghaznavid incursions.
Sialkot continued to be a major political centre, until it was eclipsed by Lahore around the turn of the first millennium.

Karachi

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Lahore is the country's second-most populous city after Karachi.
The city first developed around the Karachi Harbour, and owes much of its growth to its role as a seaport at the end of the 18th century, contrasted with Pakistan's millennia-old cities such as Lahore, Multan, and Peshawar.

Punjab

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Lahore is the largest city and historic cultural centre of the wider Punjab region, and is one of Pakistan's most socially liberal, progressive, and cosmopolitan cities.
In the 16th century, during the reign of the Mughal emperor Akbar, the term "Punjab" was synonymous with the Lahore province.

Bhati Gate

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The entire city of Lahore during the medieval Ghaznavid era was probably located west of the modern Shah Alami Bazaar, and north of the Bhatti Gate.
Rajput Bhati Gate (undefined, Bhati Darwaza) is one of the historic thirteen gates of the Walled City of Lahore in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.

Iltutmish

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The city first came under control of the Governor of Multan, Nasir ad-Din Qabacha, before being briefly captured by the sultan of the Mamluks in Delhi, Iltutmish, in 1217.
After Mu'izz ad-Din's death in 1206, Aibak became a practically independent ruler of the Ghurid territories in India, with his headquarters at Lahore.

Ghurid dynasty

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The city has been controlled by numerous empires throughout the course of its history, including the Hindu Shahis, Ghaznavids, Ghurids, and Delhi Sultanate by the medieval era.
The dynasty overthrew the Ghaznavid Empire in 1186 when Sultan Mu'izz ad-Din Muhammad of Ghor conquered the last Ghaznavid capital of Lahore.

Multan

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The city first came under control of the Governor of Multan, Nasir ad-Din Qabacha, before being briefly captured by the sultan of the Mamluks in Delhi, Iltutmish, in 1217. The city was captured by Nialtigin, the rebellious Governor of Multan, in 1034, although his forces were expelled by Malik Ayaz in 1036.
The 10th century Hudud al-'Alam notes that Multan's rulers were also in control of Lahore, though that city was then lost to the Hindu Shahi Empire.

Lava (Ramayana)

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According to Hindu legend, Lahore's name derives from Lavpur or Lavapuri ("City of Lava"), and is said to have been founded by Prince Lava, the son of Sita and Rama.
(the modern day city of Lahore),

Qutb al-Din Aibak

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Under the reign of Mamluk sultan Qutbu l-Din Aibak, Lahore attracted poets and scholars from as far away as Turkestan, Greater Khorasan, Persia, and Mesopotamia.
During this campaign, he advanced as far as Ghazni, although he later retreated and set up his capital at Lahore.

Daulat Khan Lodi

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Said Khan was removed from power in 1500 by Sikandar Lodi, and Lahore came under the governorship of Daulat Khan Lodi, son of Tatar Khan and former employer of Guru Nanak – founder of the Sikh faith.
Daulat Khan Lodi (Pashto: دولت خان لودی) was the governor of Lahore during the reign of Ibrahim Lodi, the last ruler of the Lodi dynasty.

Tomb of Nur Jahan

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Emperor Jahangir chose to be buried in Lahore, and his tomb was built in Lahore's Shahdara Bagh suburb in 1637 by his wife Nur Jahan, whose tomb is also nearby.
The Tomb of Nur Jahan (undefined) is a 17th-century mausoleum in Lahore, Pakistan, that was built for the Mughal empress Nur Jahan.

Muhammad of Ghor

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Lahore was made capital of the Mamluk Dynasty of the Delhi Sultanate following the assassination of Muhammad of Ghor in 1206.
He also annexed the Ghaznavid principality of Lahore in 1186, the last haven of his Persianised rivals.

Guru Nanak

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Said Khan was removed from power in 1500 by Sikandar Lodi, and Lahore came under the governorship of Daulat Khan Lodi, son of Tatar Khan and former employer of Guru Nanak – founder of the Sikh faith.
Nanak was born on 15 April 1469 at Rāi Bhoi Kī Talvaṇḍī village in the Lahore province of the Delhi Sultanate (present day Nankana Sahib, Punjab, Pakistan), although according to one tradition, he was born in the month of Kartik (November).

Dharampura

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Akbar also established the Dharampura neighbourhood in the early 1580s, which survives today.
Dharampura (undefined), alternatively spelt Dharmapura, is a neighbourhood located in Lahore.

Bahadur Shah I

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Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah I died en route to Lahore as part of a campaign in 1711 to subdue Sikh rebels under the leadership of Banda Singh Bahadur.
From 1696 to 1707, he was governor of Akbarabad (later known as Agra), Kabul and Lahore.