Published On: Tue, Oct 11th, 2016

Wiki Loves Monuments: Top pictures from Pakistan


CALIFORNIA: This is the third time Pakistan is taking part is photography competition organised by US-based Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization which runs Wikipedia.

The organisation has shortlisted best pictures from Pakistan for competition ‘Wiki Loves Monuments’.

It is also supported by Unesco through its Unite4Heritage campaign, launched to create a global movement to safeguard heritage.

Pakistan became the country with the seventh-largest number of submissions and participants, as 370 photographers participated and 11,000 photographs were submitted (70 per cent of them by Ibn-e-Azhar, an MBA graduate).

For the global 2016 edition, 10,500 contestants from 43 countries submitted 265,000 photos throughout the month of September.

The international winners of Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 are yet to be announced, but the top 10 pictures to represent Pakistan as decided by Pakistan’s jury are below:

Noor Mahal in Bahawalpur.


Tomb of Jahangir in Lahore.

Wazir Khan Mosque in Lahore.

Faisal Mosque


Minar-i-Pakistan in Lahore.


Pakistan Monument in Islamabad.


Rohtas Fort in Jhelum.


Badshahi Mosque in Lahore.

Derawar Fort in Bahawalpur.


About the Author

Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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