Minar-e-Pakistan, the symbol of Pakistan Resolution, was never been formally inaugurated even though it was opened to public in 1968.

This “breaking news” comes amid intense negotiations among political parties in the Constitutional Reform Committee to revisit the 1973 Constitution, make amends, including discussions on Lahore Resolution of 1940 which is enshrined in the Minar-e-Pakistan.

Hopefully with the passage of the 18th Amendment, some one will make a note of this historical lapse and organize a historical inauguration – rather belated than never!


Former project in-charge of Minar-e-Pakistan Lahore Abdul Majid disclosed to Geo today that the symbol of Pakistan Resolution ‘Minar-e-Pakistan’ had never been formally inaugurated.

Former president Gen (R) Ayub Khan had to perform the inauguration but he could not do so because he remained tied up in political crisis and the Minar-e-Pakistan was later opened for public without any formal inauguration.

Abdul Majid, 96, talking exclusively to Geo News correspondent Amin Hafeez said the construction of Minar-e-Pakistan began in 1964 and was completed in 1968.