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A triangular shaped, commercial enclave that is surrounded by three of Lahore’s primary thoroughfares (Mall, Maclagan and Ustad Allah Baksh Roads) is home to the General Post Office (GPO) Lahore. Despite the use of e-mail, the GPO manages at least 20,000 units of mail every day, making it Pakistan’s largest postal network.
Sir Ganga Ram’s legacy… The impressive GPO building was designed by Sir Ganga Ram, a well known architect and constructed in 1887. This structure has been built in a large compound, resplendent with a large dome flanked by two towers and boasts elaborate arches and symmetrical windows, which overlook a spacious courtyard. Continue reading