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Balahisar fort, an architectural wonder becomes tourists’ destination,can fetch sizeable amount to national excheaquer

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By Fakhar Alam

PESHAWAR, April 7 (APP):Known for its architectural wonder, heritage value and glorious history world over, Balahisar fort has become main centre of attraction for general public and tourists to see rare view of its various primitive places and architectural designs of this great national monument.

Spreading over an area of 15.4 acres and built of red bricks with 92 feet height, Balahisar fort has been opened for tourists and general public for two days in a week since December 29, 2018 in line with the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Visitors who travel through historic Grand Trunk (GT) road in Peshawar city can’t remain unimpressed while passing under its shadows of huge battlements, frowning structure and glorious primitive past.

Impressed with its architectural beauty and glorious primitive history, Founder of the Nation, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, King Raza Shah Pehlawi of Iran, Mohtarama Fatima Jinnah, Mrs John F Kennedy and Lady Diana were among the few dignitaries who visited the fort on different occasions.
Situated opposite Jinnah Park (old Cunningham Park), the fort reminds the visitors of numerous actions of the past rulers, conquerors and kings of various dynasties.
There are different opinions about the origin of the fort but mostly Mughals were believed to be the architects of the present fort.
“Balahisar seems to be as old as the Peshawar City itself,” Muhammad Asif Raza, In-charge Peshawar Museum told APP.
“The archaeological excavations recently conducted at Gor-Kathri Peshawar revealed that the city of Peshawar is more than 2500 years old and on the basis........