Walled City lahore Authority

Pakistan’s historic walled city

 AFP – The medieval walled city of Lahore is under threat from a construction ‘free-for-all’ ruining centuries of heritage, as an ambitious Pakistani restoration project to protect it stalls.

Rapid and illegal growth is crowding out the “old city” — the section of the eastern hub fortified by a wall during the Mughal era — while its unique carved wood balconies jutting on to bricklined streets fall into disrepair.

“My family has been living here for 300 years, but residential culture is facing the threat of extinction,” Zafar Askari, 40, told AFP.

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