• Experts suspect basement located behind Jahangir’s Quadrangle dates back to Mughal Era
  • Almost 85,487 cubic feet of waste, debris removed from previously ‘neglected’ area of fort

LAHORE: With the debris and garbage removal process continuing in the colony area behind Jahangir’s Quadrangle at Lahore Fort, the Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA) on Monday discovered another historical basement buried under the rubble.

As per the details, the basement is located near the exterior wall of the fort, in an area covered with debris for ages. Two storerooms were also built on the site by Archaeology Department of Punjab, which at present are abandoned as well.

According to sources, the area, owing to the negligence of the authorities, was never maintained in the past and with the passage of time heaps of garbage took over it.

They were of the view that many other places inside the fort had previously been neglected and later closed for tourists owing to the dilapidated condition they were in.

“Some historical structure has been discovered from wherever the debris was removed,” sources said, adding that the earlier discovered tunnel and cannons near the Musamam Gate were an example.