Sunday, February 27, 2011

First Snow In Lahore Delights Residents

Snowfall in Lahore, Pakistan
Photo by Esha Farooq for Youth Journalism International

By Waleed Tariq
Junior reporter


Esha Farooq/youthjournalism.org

KARACHI, Pakistan – Just when people in Lahore were ready to take off their jackets and sweaters and bid farewell to winter, Mother Nature had other plans.To the surprise of Lahories Saturday, all of the sudden, dark clouds came and it felt as if the winter had come back unexpectedly.
Then snow started falling, the first snowfall the city has seen in memory.
This atypical storm gave parts of Lahore a feel of a hill station, making residents ignore a very big traffic breakdown that followed.
People came out on roads shocked as well as happy and started taking pictures and videos to welcome the snow.

Snow in Lahore, Pakistan
Photo by Esha Farooq for Youth Journalism International

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It really should be so surprizing for the people of Lahore with no history of snow and such hot climate almost round the year, but I assume it is due to the global warming thing.