Ali Mardan Khan was the Safavid governor of Qandahar. He had been in obligation with his revenues. Shah Tahmasp requested him to appear at the court. He desired the assistance from the governor of Kabul. The commander of Ghazni surrendered Qandahar to the Mughals in 1638. He took refuge in Delhi.
University of Engineering and Technology (UET) main campus is located on the GT road, near the Shalimar Gardens. The institution was established as Mughalpura Technical College in 1921. Then in 1923 the Governor of the Punjab Sir Edwards Maclagan changed it to the Maclagan Engineering College. He also laid the foundation stone