Lahoree Swimming Pool
So this is probably the largest natural swimming pool in the world, koi shak? Not to mention it is absolutely FREE for everyone :|. Scenes like this are very common in Lahore when it’s really hot & humid during the months of June, July & August. Who hasn’t seen men, women (trust me you dont mind much about being male or female when its toooo HOT), children jumping around in water almost everyday in Campus Canal. And If you slightly move out to rural areas of Lahore, you ‘ll also find bhoori bhains(es) – cows & company for burgers and non Urdu-speaking people – swimming around in same facility along with the human population of Lahore :D.
I can’t think of any public swimming pool (with clean water & everything and where families can actually go) for what, 99% population of Lahore, except for the one in the picture? There used to be one in FC college for students during my time but only daddoo’s (frogs) and other animal species lived there due to lack of funds and other management issues. I hope its functional now (after Church take over). Surely, people in that picture can’t even think of availing the facilities in Model Town Club or Defence Club.
I hope someday, the City Government of Lahore will pay attention to this important issue.
And this also reminds me that for a few of us, people like you and me perhaps, it’s just another day in paradise.