The most opulently designed Mughal architecture around the globe, Lahore Fort contains 21 notable monuments, some of which date to the era of Emperor Akbar.
In a shocking turn of events, a 400-year-old tunnel has been discovered during restoration work at the Fort.
Despite being buried in the heart of Lahore, this tunnel is still firmly in place. Well ventilated and lighted, the tunnel consists of niches that have been made for lighting the lamps.
The most picturesque regions in Lahore has multiple hidden passages but the recent discovery was used as drainage and secret passage.
Buried in the heart of Lahore, the walls of this tunnel are firmly in place. Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA) Sub-engineer Hafiz Umran who was working on the project explained that a while ago when the rehabilitation and renovation work of Moti Masjid and Maktab Khana was started traces of the tunnel were found during excavation.
The 625-foot-long tunnel had been repaired to enable drainage and rainwater to flow out of the ancient tunnel. The water collected in the fort during the rainy season used to accumulate in the tunnels, which had damaged various parts of the fort.
While modern machinery and equipment are used for the restoration of historical monuments, but the team have done it successfully in the traditional fashion.
“Snakes and scorpions were also found during the excavation. We are happy that the tunnel is functional," they added.
Archaeology experts added that the fort had seven layers that emphasise the fact that it was demolished and rebuilt seven times.
KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on March 23, 2023 (Thursday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||343.5||347|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||35.92||36.27|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||176.66||178.66|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 203,800 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs174,730.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.
Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.
|Lahore||PKR 203,800||PKR 2,350|
|Karachi||PKR 203,800||PKR 2,350|
|Islamabad||PKR 203,800||PKR 2,350|
|Peshawar||PKR 203,800||PKR 2,350|
|Quetta||PKR 203,800||PKR 2,350|
|Sialkot||PKR 203,800||PKR 2,350|
|Attock||PKR 203,800||PKR 2,350|
|Gujranwala||PKR 203,800||PKR 2,350|
|Jehlum||PKR 203,800||PKR 2,350|
|Multan||PKR 203,800||PKR 2,350|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 203,800||PKR 2,350|
|Gujrat||PKR 203,800||PKR 2,350|
|Nawabshah||PKR 203,800||PKR 2,350|
|Chakwal||PKR 203,800||PKR 2,350|
|Hyderabad||PKR 203,800||PKR 2,350|
|Nowshehra||PKR 203,800||PKR 2,350|
|Sargodha||PKR 203,800||PKR 2,350|
|Faisalabad||PKR 203,800||PKR 2,350|
|Mirpur||PKR 203,800||PKR 2,350|
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