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Lahore – no ordinary rain

A rare hailstorm struck Lahore at 4.45pm on Saturday, concentrating its intensity downtown and in areas around Gulberg. Hailstones the size of small strawberries soon carpeted streets and rooftops. People were left stunned watching the freak turn of weather. At a few places, some people panicked and started giving “azans”. – Photos by Online and PPI


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ali jan Feb 27, 2011 04:47pm
Naveed Feb 27, 2011 08:21pm
Love # iconic.
M. Asghar Feb 27, 2011 10:23pm
Hail strom! Let us hope that it would result in cleansing some of the filthy mental and material mess around us.
munir Feb 28, 2011 01:48am
light on ground if not light up there over there
Anwar Saleem Kamal Feb 28, 2011 05:56am
29: The Spider In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful And unto Midian We sent Shu'eyb, their brother. He said: O my people! Serve Allah, and look forward to the Last Day, and do not evil, making mischief, in the earth. (36) But they denied him, and the dreadful earthquake took them, and morning found them prostrate in their dwelling place. (37)
cidpusa Feb 28, 2011 08:41am
Awesome beauty I LOVE this Subhanallah Salam to all from cidpusa
Lakhan Feb 28, 2011 10:37am
Lahore......... once my grandparents lived here Lahore......... today a city of strangers 1947
Muhammad Feb 28, 2011 11:27am
Is this a golf club?
tim Feb 28, 2011 12:49pm
what kind of a person are you?
Farruk Feb 28, 2011 01:31pm
This definitely make lives difficult for poor people, who have to live without light & gas.
Ashraf Feb 28, 2011 02:55pm
"At a few places, some people panicked and started giving 'azans'... " LOL !!!
Fayyaz A. Chaudhry Feb 28, 2011 03:01pm
A rare phenomenon, that has left me perplexed in Karachi and at the same time scared. This is an alarming bell from mother nature telling us that we are heading towards climate changes because of human created environmental damages.
madiha Feb 28, 2011 04:14pm
i luv lahore,its my city,i was shocked to know about yaala baari and happy too,it was amazing really and ice...yyy CoooooooooooooooooooL. :)
Jay Feb 28, 2011 04:37pm
@ Lakhan: Wish they had some concern or recognition for pre-Islamic & pre-partition Pak history.
Imnran Azim Butt Feb 28, 2011 07:09pm
I find the people giving out Azans funny.................. so Lahori ............ so naive........... There is nothing to worry about ............. this happens in many places in the world....... you are lucky the hailstones were not so big , otherwise, they can cause some real damage....... I am sure it was fun and nice to have this hailstorm..........
M. Asghar Feb 28, 2011 09:41pm
It is strange that we are living in an epoch of tremendous scientific knowledge contrasted by a mindbogling tempest of superstitions. This needs to be understood by all of us.
Barbara Mar 01, 2011 12:11am
Exactly! This is an other sign of the rapid changing climate around the globe.Pakistan, Colombia, and Australia and so on. Profound earth-changes have already devastated the planet and even more catastrophic change is yet to come.
Passerby Mar 01, 2011 06:54am
Did anyone notice the living conditions of the people in the pictures? so sad to see that people don't even have decent shelter. Nither the government nor the well to do care. Call as many azans as you may. Allah does not help those who do not change their ways. May Allah help those in despair.
Marine Mar 01, 2011 03:47pm
Well u can say it, global warming effects.
jawad Mar 02, 2011 12:43am
this call freezing rain in USA. we have it all the time.
Rashid Ashraf Mar 02, 2011 03:03am
Dudes i am not a religious fanatic but FOOD FOR THOUGHT. 1 of 72 Qiyamat ke 72 Nishanian 'Allah will send a rain of rocks from the skies.' I know this is interpreted as Asteroids or Meteors, but this is supposed to hot now. Come on even you guys can see......
aku Mar 02, 2011 03:54pm
Nothing short of a shock when I saw the pics. Very common in other parts of the world, not in Lahore especially in Feb. Pakistan is not the only country abnormal weather patterns. Reminds me of the movie, day after tomorrow