Estb. 1882

University of the Punjab

Lahore Fort

During the Mughal period Lahore became an important provincial capital. Jalal-ud-Din Muhammad Akbar built the present brick masonry Fort on earlier foundations in about 1566 AD. Nur-ud-Din Jahanjir and Shahab-ud-Din Shah Jahan constructed palaces in the Fort. The Fort measures about 427 meters by 335 meters excluding the moat and the northern fortification wall which were added later, in the time of Ranjit Singh.


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