WHAT I KNOW REGARDING HERITAGE SITES IN LAHORE (Heritage sites in Pakistan…
WHAT I KNOW REGARDING HERITAGE SITES IN LAHORE
Most of them were made by Mughal emperors, Mongols who had invaded Subcontinent India in the 16th century.
The first Mughal Emperor was Babur
Then Shah Jehan
Then Aurangzeb (I do not know the names of the Mughal Emperors following him).
Heritage sites in Lahore include: Shalimar Gardens, Lahore Fort, the Tomb of Jahangir and Nur Jehan, the Walled City of Lahore (and it's bazaars), Wazir Khan Mosque, Chauburji and the Shahi Hammam (the Royal Bathhouse).
Heritage sites in Pakistan are being threatened by:
Severe weather conditions such as the annual monsoon rains
'Modernization'; the government to take drastic steps such as suggesting to demolish a part of a heritage site to make a metro line
Pollution such as littering, acid rain, air pollution etc
The ignorance of Pakistanis; they don't know the value of their heritage and don't care for it
The British colonialists; they're not a threat now but laid waste to some of our sites and replaced them with their own architecture
Most of them are in a dilapidated condition
Lahore Fort has lost its true colours with it's boundary wall, a decaying black.
Fountains there have openings that seemed to have held something once. Turns out, precious gems, such as emeralds were there once upon a time but when the Sikhs and the British took over they robbed the Fort of it's treasures.
The Tomb of Jehangir and Nur Jehan is in a terrible condition and is avoided by most people because of its safety concerns
Drug addicts can be find in its grounds as well as gangsters and other criminals. It is also known that many rape cases and sexual assaults have taken place there
This is all because of inadequate security (or none at all!)