Lahore city aerial view

Due to its long history – stretching back to before 982 – Lahore’s architecture, culture, demographics and language has been effected by the Persians, Mongols, Afghans, Sikhs, Hindus and the British.

Lahore is a MELTING POT.

Large numbers of Hindus, Sikhs, and Muslims lived closely in Lahore in British India before THE India-Pakistan PARTITION which split the Punjab state in half.

This Punjab capital   suffered many revolts, demonstrations and bloodshed.

Although Karachi city is the capital of Pakistan, Lahore is the “heart of the country.”

It is also

the 23rd largest city in the world

, according to wikipedia.