Important Places in Pakistan (Questions)

There are so many places in Pakistan about which questions are given in the question paper. In a competitive examination, often questions were given about the famous and important places in Pakistan. In which their establishment date, founder, and other relevant things are asked. In this article, I am going to share with you the Important Places in Pakistan and some other relevant information about them. So find below the questions about Important Places in Pakistan.

Important Places in Pakistan

Qutub Minar: Constructed by Qutub ud Din Aibak in Delhi.

Humayun’s Tomb: Delhi, India (Commissioned by Hameeda Banu Begum, Akbars Mother)

Fatehpur Sikri: Founded as the capital of the Mughal Empire in 1571 by Emperor Akbar.

Red Fort (Laal Qila): Delhi, Shah Jahan in 1638, Architect Ustaad Ahmad Lahori

Taj Mahal: Shah Jahan in 1632-43 for Mumtaz Mahal, Architect Ustaad Ahmad Lahori, on the bank of River Yumna, In Agra, Uttar Pradesh,

Wazir Khan Mosque: Lahore, Shah Jahan, 1641 

Badshahi Mosque: Aurangzeb during 1671-1673, Largest Mosque from 1673 to 1986.

Bibi Ka Maqbara: Aurangzeb for his wife, 1660, the resemblance with Taj Mahal, in Deccan

Tomb of Jahangir: Built by Nur Jahan, the Only Mughal King in Pakistan, in Lahore, Another Indian King is Qutab ud Din Aibak

Chauburji: Lahore, by Shah Jahan in 1646, was originally a gate to a garden. Built for Princess Zaibunissa (Daughter of Aurangzeb)

Attock Fort: built by Akbar

Akbar’s tomb: Jahangir, in Sikandara, Agra

Agra Fort: Akbar, in Agra

Shah Jahan Mosque: Thatta, Sindh, Shah Jahan, Dome: 93, excellent acoustics, no minaret.

Takht-i-Bahi: archaeological in Mardan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa

Makli Necropolis: Largest graveyard of Pakistan, Thatta, Sindh

Rohtas Fort: Sher Shah Suri, near Jhelum, to stop Humayun

Mohenjo-Daro: Larkana, Sindh, Discovered in 1922 by John Marshal. Mound of the Dead Men

Harappa: Near Sahiwal, Punjab, on the Bank of Ravi

Hiran Minar: Sheikhupura, Jahangir, for his Antelope (deer) Mansraj or Hansraj

Katas Raj Temples: Present in Chakwal District

Taxila: Rawalpindi, the Largest University in ancient times established by Ashoka, Capital of the kingdom of Gandhara, Heavy Mechanical Complex with help of China

Kot Diji: Forerunner of the Indus Civilization, Khairpur, Sindh, Discovered in 1955.

Ranikot Fort: Jamshoro, Sindh, Worlds largest fort, Asias Largest Fort

Bala Hissar Fort: Peshawar, HQ of Pakistans Frontier Corps, Built by Babur, Also known as Bagram Fort

Baradari of Kamran: Lahore, Karman Mirza was Babur’s second son, the oldest existing Mughal structure in Lahore

Khewra Salt Mine: Rock Salt, Jhelum District near Pind Dadan Khan, 2nd Largest in the World

Mehrgarh: Kacchi Plain of Balochistan, Near Bolan Pass and Indus, Discovered in 1974 by French archaeologists Jean-François Jarrige and his wife, Catherine Jarrige.

Golden Temple: Also known as Harimandir Sahib or Darbar Sahib, Amritsar, Punjab, Sikhism, 1984 Indira Gandhi Operation Blue Star, Mian Mir of Lahore laid the foundation stone.

Uch: founded by Alexandar, The tomb of Bibi Jawindi, Baha ‘al Halim, and Jalal ud Din Bukhari are located here.

Tomb of Shah Rukn-e-Alam: Multan, Built by Ghiyath al-Din Tughluq in 1320-324.

Fort Munro: Hill station in DG Khan, South Punjab, by British.

Bhambore or Banbhore: Near Karachi in Sindh 

Derawar Fort: Ahmadpur East, Bahawalpur, Punjab, in the Cholistan desert

Hingol National Park: Located in Lasbela, Makran, Balochistan, Princess of Hope and Balochistan

Sphinx (Abul-Hol) and Mud volcanoes are present here, Hinglaj Mata mandir

Ziarat Juniper Forest: The Largest juniper forest in Pakistan

Noor Mahal: Bahawalpur, Punjab, built-in 1872

Samadhi of Ranjit Singh: Lahore, Built by his son Kharak Singh

Hazuri Bagh: Lahore, built by Ranjit Singh, Tomb of Allama Iqbal is built in this bagh.

Gurdwara Dera Sahib: Lahore, the spot where the 5th guru of Sikhism, Guru Arjan Dev, was killed by Jahangir in 1606.

Gurdwara Janam Asthan: Nankana Sahib near Lahore, where Baba Guru Nanak was born, the current one was built by Raja Ranjeet Singh

Darbar Mahal: Bahawalpur, Punjab, built-in 1905 by Bahawal Khan,

Mahabat Khan Mosque: Peshawar

Moti Masjid (Lahore Fort): Lahore, Built by Jahangir and Modified by Shah Jahan in 1630-1635 Moti Masjid (1647-1653) in Agra Fort was built by Shah Jahan, and Moti Masjid (1659-1660) in Red Fort Delhi built by Aurangzeb

Minar-e-Pakistan: Lahore (Minto Park, Iqbal Park, The Greater Iqbal Park) 1960-1968, Height: 70 meters, Nasreddin Murat-Khan was the architect

Faisal Mosque: Islamabad, 6th Largest in the world, 1st in Pakistan, 1976-1986, 300,000 worshippers, Vedat Dalokay designer

Mazar-e-Quaid: Karachi, 1960-1971, Fatima Jinnah, Liaqat Ali Khan, Begum Ra’ana Liaquat Ali Khan, Nurul Amin, and Sardar Abdur Rab Nishtar’s graves are also here. Yahya Merchant was a designer. Chandelier was gifted by China.

Grand Jamia Mosque: Bahria Town Karachi, upon completion will be 3rd Largest in the world after Masjid al-Haram and Masjid Nabvi, with 128 domes, 800,000 worshippers

Pakistan Monument: Shakarparian Hills in Islamabad, 2004-2006, Inaugurated by Musharraf, The four large petals represent each of the four cultures, the Punjabi, the Balochi, the Sindhi, and the Pakhtun. The three smaller petals represent the minorities, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan. 

Data Darbar: Lahore, the Largest Sufi shrine in South Asia 

Gulzar Mahal, Furukh Mahal, Nishat Mahal, Daulat Khana all are situated in Bahawalpur

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