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Who hasn’t seen Lahore, hasn’t been born, says German Ambassador


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19th Nov, 2019. 07:43 pm
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German Ambassador Bernhard Schlagheck visits historic Badshahi Mosque in Lahore and said I have seen Lahore.

Bernhard Schlagheck posted his picture taken in Badshahi mosque on microblogging website Twitter with a caption that reads;

“Who hasn’t seen Lahore, hasn’t been born.” This Pakistani saying in mind during my trip to Lahore offered a nice occasion for a 2nd birthday!

Visited Badshahi Mosque & was impressed by the beauty of Moghul architecture. Although the view was impaired by smog, I’ve seen Lahore.

Schlagheck said “Who hasn’t seen Lahore, hasn’t been born”, is a famous saying by people of Lahore to define the importance and beauty of the historic city from ancient ages.

He also visited famous Lawrence garden and tried ‘Channa Chaat’ for the first time and liked it very much. A bit spicy but taste was good. Even drank the sauce at the end.

Lahore is named after hindu King Luv, no definitive records exist to elucidate Lahore’s earliest history, and Lahore’s ambiguous early history have given rise to various theories about its establishment and history.

Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni captured Lahore on an uncertain date, but under Ghaznavid rule, Lahore emerged effectively as the empire’s second capital.

The Badshahi Mosque was built by Emperor Aurangzeb in 1671, with construction of the mosque lasting for two years until 1673.

The mosque is an important example of Mughal architecture, with an exterior that is decorated with carved red sandstone with marble inlay.

It remains the largest mosque of the Mughal-era, and is the second-largest mosque in Pakistan.

After the fall of the Mughal Empire, the mosque was used as a garrison by the Sikh Empire and the British Empire, after independence of Pakistan, it was restored as mosque again and is now one of Pakistan’s most iconic sights.

Ambassador Bernhard Schlagheck was appointed as German representative in Pakistan in August 2019. His Predecessor Martin cobbler was famous among people of Pakistan due to his love for history, art and culture of Pakistan.

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