Iqbal Park (Location)

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Iqbal Park (formerly Minto Park) is large area of green space, located at the heart of Lahore city in Pakistan. The park accommodates Minar-e-Pakistan (Lighthouse of Pakistan), a 60 meters (198.5 feet) tall distinctive monument in the shape of a minaret that has been built in commemoration of the Lahore Resolution passed at the three-day general session (22–24 March 1940) of All India Muslim League, calling for greater Muslim autonomy in British India. The resolution became synonymous to the demand for a separate Muslim state of Pakistan. [1] Summary Summary
  • Information
  • Location:

    Iqbal Park (formerly Minto Park) is an urban park; after renovation and expansion its name is Greater Iqbal Park located in the outskirts of the Walled City in Lahore, Pakistan

  • Type:

    Recreation and Wild Life park

  • Area:

    328.901 acres (133.102 ha)

  • Renovation and Expansion:

    Along with renovation of the Minar-i-Pakistan (Pakistan Resolution Movement), the project features expansion of the Iqbal Park by including it in the stretch of Circular Road between the park and Lahore Fort. The 125 acre green oasis is surrounded almost entirely by the old city of Lahore.

  • Local Language Name:

    اقبال پارک

  • Coordinates :

    31.5925° N, 74.3096° E

  • Address:

    Circular Road, Lahore Pakistan

  • Other Attractions:

    Apart from Minar-e-Pakistan Iqbal Park is a spacious wide open green park where visitors can picnic‎. The park is perfect for a family outing where small children have plenty of places to roam and parents can easily see where they are going without worrying about them wondering into the streets. There is plenty of wheelchair accessibility throughout the park and to places of interest by way of nicely kept concrete paths.

  • Website:

    https://www.triphobo.com/places/lahore-pakistan/greater-iqbal-park

  • New Park:

    Greater Iqbal Park

  • Inaugurated by:

    Prime minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif inaugurated the Greater Iqbal Park in side of Minar-e-Pakistan. The park covering an area of 120 acres include a library, an open air-gym and a dancing fountain

  • Timmings:

    06:15 am to 07:45 pm

  • Contact Number:

    +92 300 0000000

Other Attractions

Iqbal Park
Iqbal Park
Apart from Minar-e-Pakistan Iqbal Park is a spacious wide open green park where visitors can picnic‎. The park is perfect for a family outing where small children have plenty of places to roam and parents can easily see where they are going without worrying about them wondering into the streets. There is plenty of wheelchair accessibility throughout the park and to places of interest by way of nicely kept concrete paths. [2] Other Attractions   

Issues and Events

  1. July 2, 2007: The historical landmark, Minar-e-Pakistan has been adorned with fruit peels, garbage and to top it all, the pungent odour of urine. According to the Punjab Local Government Ordinance 2001, damaging or polluting the environment, inside or outside private or public premises, held a fine up to Rs 2000.
  2. May 5, 2011: Joggers find Iqbal Park messy. The fencing has broken at many places while the public convenience is in a typically bad condition.
  3. March 23, 2013: PTI’s ‘second coming’ at Iqbal Park. The Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf expects about half-a-million people at its ‘do or die’ public meeting at Minar-e-Pakistan on Pakistan Day [3] Issues and Events

Greater Iqbal Parkworth 200 million

Greater Iqbal Park
Greater Iqbal Park
The Greater Iqbal Park is a project by the Lahore Development Authority (LDA), which was inaugurated on November 9 to turn the area between Iqbal Park and Badshahi Mosque into a theme park The park is now open for public to visit. For the first time, the newly built Greater Iqbal Park also hosted the Chrysanthemum Flowers Show on Friday.The venue of show has been shifted from Jilani Park for the first time. Greater Iqbal Park also serves as a new place for citizens of Lahore to visit and hold picnics and enjoy the waterfalls, fountains and majestic scenes. Many visitors come to the park to take pictures of beautiful moving fountains installed with colour lights at Greater Iqbal Park [4] Greater Iqbal Park  

Inauguration Of Greater Iqbal Park

Inauguration
Inauguration
Prime minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif inaugurated the Greater Iqbal Park in side of Minar-e-Pakistan. The park covering an area of 120 acres include a library, an open air-gym and a dancing fountain. Addressing at the inaugural ceremony, the prime minister said that there is no such place in the whole sub-continent. He said that Iqbal Park is the same place where the past is embracing with the future. “It means I am pointing at the Mausoleum of Allama Iqbal which is both our past and future. Iqbal not only gave us our destiny but he has guided us”. Nawaz Sharif further said that the past governments did not perform their duties on civilised basis nor they completed their responsibilities. He said that now the situation has been changed in three years during our tenure. [5] Inauguration Inauguration  

Water Dance Fountain

Water Dance Fountain
Water Dance Fountain
A water dance fountain has been opened in Lahore. It has become a recent attraction for the people of Lahore. It is situated in the Greater Iqbal Park. It is interesting to see how there are so many new things opening in Lahore. The dancing fountain is very famous in Dubai, Las Vegas and in many cities. The Greater Iqbal Park has been recently inaugurated for the public and it looks beautiful.The park is now open for public to visit. For the first time, the newly built Greater Iqbal Park also hosted the Chrysanthemum Flowers Show on Friday.The venue of show has been shifted from Jilani Park for the first time. Greater Iqbal Park also serves as a new place for citizens of Lahore to visit and hold picnics and enjoy the waterfalls, fountains and majestic scenes. Many visitors come to the park to take pictures of beautiful moving fountains installed with colour lights at Greater Iqbal Park. [6] Water Dance Fountain  

Greater Iqbal Park 27th March 2016

PM At Jannah Hospital
PM At Jannah Hospital
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar on Monday paid a visit to the injured admitted to Jinnah Hospital for treatment. PM Nawaz also chaired a meeting at Prime Minister House to review the security situation in Lahore. The prime minister was briefed on the attack by his security advisers, a PM Office statement said, adding: "Key decisions to respond to the situation were taken and directions were issued." A First-Information Report was lodged by the Counter-Terrorism Department Lahore against four suspects under Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act and various sections of the Pakistan Penal Code. The FIR claims four suspicious individuals were stopped at the gate of the park, one of whom got into the park and blew himself up. The other three, taking advantage of the rush at the scene, were able to slip away, it says. The powerful blast ripped through a massively crowded area of the park adjacent to Gate 1 which houses swings, train and some other attractions for children. Witnesses said the crowd included a large number of Christian families celebrating Easter, Dawn Newspaper reported.  


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