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The Leadership Summit

Lahore

The Leadership Summit will take place in Lahore.

Lahore; a historic metropolis, a city of destiny, the cultural heart of Pakistan and a hub for traditional food, maze of bazaars and a panorama of the great Mughal empire and architecture, is undoubtedly defined by a vast majority as 'Jinnay lohrr nahin waikhaya o jamya nahin'.

Lahore is undoubtedly ancient. Legend had it that it was founded by Loh, son of Rama, the hero of Hindu epic, the Ramayana. Some others think that the name comes from Lohawar, meaning, a 'Fort as strong as Iron'. Muslim rule began here when Qutb ud Din Aibak was crowned here in 1206.

Lahore is a central hub for travel in Pakistan, located in the northeastern edge of Pakistani Punjab. The capital of the green Punjab and the second largest city of Pakistan after Karachi, Lahore has a population of 10 million (2008). It is located near the Ravi River, close to the Pakistan-India border. The city is also known to be a Mughal garden due to its rich Mughal heritage.

Lahore has a friendly, relaxed and homely atmosphere. It brims with life, entertainment, business and cultural activity. An attraction for all tourists, the metropolis offers some great sites to see enjoy and reminisce forever.

The old city once surrounded by the Ravi River and covered by 12 gates is great to explore, easy to get lost in and a kaleidoscope of color. The grand Lahore Fort; the magnificent Badshahi Mosque; the historic Minar-e-Pakistan; the beautiful Shalimar Gardens; the magnanimous Shrine of Data Gunj Bakhsh; the rest place of the poet of east, Dr Mohammad Allama Iqbal; the Seraye Jehangiri; the famous Mall Road; the beautiful Wazir Khan mosque; the throbbing Lakshmi Chowk and Food Streets known for traditional food are some of the must-see places. One can; however, never miss shopping at the Anarkali Bazaar and Liberty Market where 'you shop till you drop'.