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    2. Space for Hindus is shrinking fast in Pakistan

      Space for Hindus is shrinking fast in Pakistan

      Faiths which reduce mankind to a flawed species renounce real convictions and the right to choose. Therefore, when Pakistan's religious minorities believe that the country's road to democracy has spelt a slow death for them, it is difficult to disagree.

      It was the Pakistan Peoples Party's (PPP) five-year rule that proved detrimental for the minorities, be it the Shias, Ahmedis, Christians or Hindus. 

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  2. About Lahore

    Lahore_pronunciation.ogg|Lahore (Urdu: لاہور, Punjabi: لہور, lahor) is the capital of the Pakistani province of Punjab and is the second largest city in Pakistan after Karachi. It is popularly known as the Heart of Pakistan, due to its historical importance in the creation of Pakistan, and also being a cultural, political and educational centre of the country. It is also often called the Garden of the Mughals or the City of Gardens because of the heritage of the Mughal Empire. It is located near the Ravi River and Wagah, close to the Pakistan-India border.

    Much of Lahore's architecture from the Mughal and colonial eras has been preserved. Mughal structures such as the Badshahi Mosque, Lahore Fort, Shalimar Gardens and the mausoleums of Jehangir and Nur Jehan are popular tourist spots in the city. Colonial British structures such as the Lahore High Court, General Post Office (GPO) and many of the older universities still retain their Mughal-Gothic style. In Lahore is located the mausoleum of Ali Hujwiri also known as also known as Data Ganj Bakhsh (Persian/Urdu: داتا گنج بخش ) or Data Sahib.

    Punjabi is the native language of the province and is the most widely-spoken language in Lahore and rural areas. Urdu and English, however, are becoming more popular with younger generations since they are officially supported, whereas Punjabi has no official patronage. Many people of Lahore who speak Punjabi are known as Lahori Punjabi due to their use of a mixture of Punjabi and colloquial Urdu. According to the 1998 census, Lahore's population was nearly 7 million. Mid-2006 government estimates now put the population at approximately 10 million. This makes Lahore the fifth largest city in South Asia and the 23rd largest city in the world.

  3. Quotes about Lahore

    1. This is thanks to BJP leader, LK Advani, who during his Pakistan visit had persuaded the Government to restore historic Katasraj temple in the heart of Lahore.
      In Hindu idols to adorn Pak temples
    2. The intelligence agencies alerted us that terrorists could target prominent places, shrines and mosques in Lahore. They mentioned names of major places as a possible target, but no specific information was available to us.
      In Lahore: 42 killed in suicide blasts at shrine
    3. With the death of any Hindu in Lahore, there used to be less grief for his death and more grief for his burial.
      In Cemetery for Lahore's Hindus to open in Pakistan