Badshahi Masjid being renovated after 27 years

 The rainwater had also played its role in damaging the verandah. The que is owned by the Punjab Auqaf Department and is a protected monument under the Punjab Special Premises Preservation Ordinance 1985. The maintenance and repair of the que is the responsibility of the PAD.
PAD director general Shahbaz Khan told Daily Times previously the work could not be started, as the PAD had not been provided funds by the Auqaf. He said the total area of the floor was 0.2 million square foot. He said cracks had appeared on the verandah due to rainwater.

The Badshahi Masjid was built in 1673 by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb Alamgir. The que represents the very best of the

Mughal architecture and beauty. The que is a symbol of Lahore’s culture and rich historical traditions. The que has been enlisted as a part of the World Heritage.

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