This city has a great cultural influence over Pakistan. It is also the main centre of publishing industry. Lahore Literary Festival is organized in this city every year which is considered as one of the South Asia's premier cultural events. As some of the leading educational universities are situated in Lahore, so it is also the major centre of education in Pakistan. It is also the main centre of Qawawali music and home to the film industry Lollywood. There are many historical places in this city such as Walled City, Wazir Khan and Badshahi mosques, Shalimar Garden and Lahore Fort etc. Lahore is also known as the educational capital of the country as it holds more colleges and universities than any other city of Pakistan. It is largest producer of professionals in the field of Engineering, Science, Technology, IT, Nuclear Sciences, Medicine, Pharmacology, telecommunication, microelectronics, biotechnology and nanotechnology. The literacy rate of the city is 74% and the city holds some of the most ancient educational institutes.
Lahore is the capital of Punjab province, in recent decades the industry in Lahore has shifted from manufacturing to service industires. According to recent reports, 42% of employed people are working in banking, finance, real estate, community, cultural and social services. Lahore city is the Pakistan's largest hardware & software producing centre, and hosts a fastly growing computer-assembly industry. It is also the hub of publication, as 80% of the country's books are published in it. It is the centre of educational, cultural and literacy activities in Pakistan. The city has many high-rises and skyscrapers including Arfa Software Technology Park.