“Monuments and archaeological pieces serve as testimonies of man’s greatness and establish a dialogue between civilisations showing the extent to which human beings are linked.”

–Vincente Fox – 1942.

Lahore is a city where culture was born and bred. Eras have been preserved in magnificent monuments, each narrating a story of their own. Passing through the twisted alleys of the walled city, taking afternoon strolls on the streets of the famous Mall Road, we walk through history, from the reign of the Mughals and the coming of the British Raj. It appears however that Lahore is at the brink of losing the charisma that invited so many travellers to explore it. True, developmental programmes are beneficial to the economy, and they must not come to a halt, but, can we simply do away with our heritage? The Orange Line Metro Train Project came into working on the premise that it would not in any way damage Lahore’s historical geography, however, according to newfound information this is not the case. Only recently, a division bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) ordered the suspension of construction Orange Train tracks which where within 200 feet of 11 heritage sites. It seems like the Punjab Government is becoming devious of the rules it was allowed to work under. While much responsibility lies on the shoulder of governmental authorities, as citizens of this beautiful city, we must make every effort of our own to safeguard Lahore’s glory.