Going to Lahore, Pakistan

I will be going to Lahore in Pakistan this Friday and stay there for about 3 weeks. Lahore is the old capital of the Mughal empire and I am really looking forward to seeing it. I thought I should post this blog entry to see if there are any active Linux, GNOME, GStreamer or other related people in the area. who would be interested in meeting up while I am there. For instance is the a Lahore LUG? If you live or are in the area and would be interested in meeting up sometime in the next few weeks please let me know on uraeus(at)linuxrising(dot)org.

I might also be doing a talk at a IET event while there, so if any of you are involved with that organisation I hope to see you at that event too.


#1 Stuart on 05.05.10 at 15:12

Enjoy one of the most beautiful cities in Pakistan. There is some fabulous architecture around the area, some great temples and mosques, and a great buzz in the markets.

#2 Lennart on 05.05.10 at 15:39

Man, I am envious.

#3 Zeeshan Ali on 05.05.10 at 23:05

Staurt, yeah enjoy but keep in mind that its the symbol of exploitation of minority nations, especially Baluchs and Pashtuns.

#4 Onkar on 05.06.10 at 14:28

Can you please tell me where did you read that Lahore is the old capital of Mughal empire? I have never heard this fact in school as part of history subject nor heard from any of my parents who both were history teachers.

By the way, I am resident of India. So our history is closely related to both Pakistan and Mughal empire. :-)

#5 Zeeshan Ali on 05.06.10 at 19:42

Yeah. Lahore was never the capital of Mughal empire.

#6 Q on 05.07.10 at 12:53

My lovely city welcome you with the well known Punjabi (ok, maybe more Lahori than typically Punjabi) warmth (read hot weather) and hospitality! Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow. :)