The poet's haven

Published May 14, 2014
Gathering of Pak Tea house patron including Habib Jalib( Bottom third from right).
Gathering of Pak Tea house patron including Habib Jalib( Bottom third from right).
Faiz Ahmad Faiz (left) is pictured along with Syed Sadequain Ahmed Naqvi (Second from right).
Faiz Ahmad Faiz (left) is pictured along with Syed Sadequain Ahmed Naqvi (Second from right).
An assembly of poets including Faiz Ahmad Faiz (Second from right).
An assembly of poets including Faiz Ahmad Faiz (Second from right).
An archival photograph of the Pak Tea House during its early days.
An archival photograph of the Pak Tea House during its early days.
Patron gathered at the Pak Tea Hous during its former glory days.
Patron gathered at the Pak Tea Hous during its former glory days.
The facade of the Pak Tea House during its abandonment.
The facade of the Pak Tea House during its abandonment.

After remaining closed for nearly 13 years, Pak Tea House reopened in March 2013, in it’s same location in the old part of Lahore. The café was traditionally frequented by country's notably artistic, cultural and literary personalities. Now, under the Walled City Department, Pak Tea House aims to maintain the same essence as before, welcoming students, poets and writers to come and hold their discussions at the café.

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