Posted on February 7, 2009
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10 responses to “Minar-e-Masoomi, Sukkur”

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  2. Owais Mughal says:

    Latest (April 24, 2009) photos of meenar-e-masoomi appear at APP site today. see here, here and here.

  3. Sohail says:

    I would like to congratulate u guys (Dr. Adil and Owais) for a very ‘cool’ stuff here. Patriotism, liveliness, way-forward urge and love for common pakistanis exude from not only the articles but also the comments; the comments r also informative and interesting.

    Let me suggest u to include a sub-set which would be futuristic, educative and guiding towards a goal; a multi-dimensional learning encompassing important topics like how should various sections of society prepare themselves for the coming times which demand cut-throat efforts for all age groups.

    The scope has to be broadened to integrate the efforts so as to give this country a hope to excel, which is totally amiss in this hohum.

  4. Watan Aziz says:

    1. The Qutb Minar is 72 meters high (237.8 ft) with 379 steps leading to the top. A tower in Delhi, India, it is the world’s tallest brick minaret.[2] Construction commenced in 1193 under the orders of India’s first Muslim ruler Qutb-ud-din Aibak, and the topmost storey of the minaret was completed in 1386 by Firuz Shah Tughluq.

    2. The Dravidian Gopuram tower of the temple is 216 feet high and build around 1010.

    3. Badshahi Mosque’s corner minars: 67′ in circumference, 176′-4″ high are in four stages and have a contained staircase with 204 steps. Built in 1673 by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in Lahore, Pakistan.

    4. Vijay Stambha is 37.19 meters high and has 157 narrow steps.

    5. Minar-e-Masoomi, Sukkur at 31 meters.

    6. Hiran Minar is set in peaceful environs near Lahore in Sheikhupura, Pakistan. It was constructed by Emperor Jehangir as a monument to Mansraj, one of his pet deers. It is 100-foot (30 m)-high minar. (The inside steps of Hiran Minar look simiar to the steps of Minar-e-Masoomi).

    7. Wazir Khan Mosque’s two stately octagonal minars 100 feet in height and built starting around 1634-1635 A.D.

    8. Kirti Stambh is 22 meters high, has 54 steps, built in 12th century.

  5. PMA says:

    Owais: We can not compare Masoomi Tower with those in Lahore. Towers in Lahore are built from red sandstone and white and gray limestone; materials of much higher compressive strength than the baked clay brick. Each has its own category. But nevertheless the Masoomi Tower and complex is a national treasure. I hope our people have the foresight to preserve it. It is my ignorance that I am learning about this 400 years old monument for the first time today. ATP must be credited for that.