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Celebrations all around as winter's first snowfall blankets Quetta

Updated Jan 14, 2017 05:42pm

Quetta residents on Saturday celebrated the city's first snowfall for the winter.

The city had received snowfall late Friday night, which continued through Saturday morning and afternoon, turning the weather in the city even chillier.

With mountains surrounding the city blanketed in snow, jubilant residents headed to various picnic spots in and around the city.

A large number of citizens thronged Hanna Lake to enjoy the pleasant weather.

"We really enjoy snowfall here", Muhammad Akram, a local, told DawnNews.

Faiz Kakar, chief of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, Balochistan, said he thinks the snowfall is a good omen and will reduce the impact of drought in Quetta and other parts of Balochistan.

A family poses with their snowman after Quetta received its first snowfall of the season.— Photo by Asmatullah Kakar
A family poses with their snowman after Quetta received its first snowfall of the season.— Photo by Asmatullah Kakar

Children are overjoyed with the change in weather.— Photo by Asmatullah Kakar
Children are overjoyed with the change in weather.— Photo by Asmatullah Kakar

A view of the snow-capped peaks surrounding Quetta.— Photo by Asmatullah Kakar
A view of the snow-capped peaks surrounding Quetta.— Photo by Asmatullah Kakar

Men dance to express their jubilation.— Photo by Asmatullah Kakar
Men dance to express their jubilation.— Photo by Asmatullah Kakar

Children pose with snowballs.— Photo by Asmatullah Kakar
Children pose with snowballs.— Photo by Asmatullah Kakar

Snow-capped mountains dominate Quetta's skyline.— Photo by Asmatullah Kakar
Snow-capped mountains dominate Quetta's skyline.— Photo by Asmatullah Kakar

A snow-covered street in Quetta.— Photo by Asmatullah Kakar
A snow-covered street in Quetta.— Photo by Asmatullah Kakar

Men wrestle in the snow as Quetta residents celebrate the colder weather.— Photo by Asmatullah Kakar
Men wrestle in the snow as Quetta residents celebrate the colder weather.— Photo by Asmatullah Kakar