Sheikupura fort

A historical fort in Punjab may be getting the long-awaited attention it appears to desperately need. The 17th century Sheikhupura fort, which lies at the heart of Sheikhupura city some 35 kilometres away from Lahore, has been in a state of neglect and disrepair for years. In 2011, some hope for the fort, built by Mughal king Jahangir, appeared when the US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) awarded a $0.8 million grant for the fort’s conservation. But the conservation project, which was supposed to be finished by 2014, ran into delays due to administrative issues even before it started.

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