Lahore Underground!


Today’s picture of the day. Or night, should I say? Aamer, my mate, took this picture just before the Fajr. He’d been eyeing this woman for some time now; caught her off guard today! Thankfully borrowed for lahore blog. And yes, he suggested the title too! *wink*

Lahore, as I know, has become the biggest center/supplier of churs in the country. I’d been told by a Pathan driver some time back that now even FATA imports churs from Lahore. Ulti ganga, I assume. And one of the biggest adda of such activities is Shah Jamal’s Shrine where even Police stand guard to such feloniess. I witnessed chursi’s at Madhu Lal Hussain’s Shrine myself on the Urs this year, sitting on the graves and doing.. well, you can stimulate your imagination!

9 Comments so far

  1. Jim (unregistered) on September 16th, 2005 @ 8:00 am

    Please pardun my ignorance and lack of understanding the language but what is a chur??


    From a language-challenged Yank.


  2. mohummed (unregistered) on September 16th, 2005 @ 11:54 am

    this is a very worrying situation indeed ?

  3. Darwaish (unregistered) on September 16th, 2005 @ 12:48 pm

    Jim, churs is a type of local drug.. something a bit different but from same family like marijuana, heroin.

    ps: i used to goto UET and areas around it during my college days.. Singh Pura for example..which is one of the biggest adda of these unfortunate/forgotten people. Drug addiction is the worst thing that a human being can ever do to him/herself. Misery. The family suffers the most!

  4. maleeha (unregistered) on September 16th, 2005 @ 9:52 pm

    excellent capture!

    I’m confused…I know hashish is hash and afeem is opium…so could churs be…pot?

  5. Aamer Mukhtar (unregistered) on September 17th, 2005 @ 1:37 am

    hash and churs are same-
    this lady is not addicted to any drug- I’m sorry if the title of this photos made you think like this.

  6. Darwaish (unregistered) on September 17th, 2005 @ 2:05 am

    umm.. if u have seen the buds of those plants.. they cut them from sides at night and throughout the night a thick blackish syrip (like a fat mosquito’s blood :D) pours out and sticks to the skin on the outside of bud.. that syrip is opium or afeem .. its an art really n requires gr8 care.. cut lagana n then collecting that syrip

    churs is a hand-made creamy thing, as aamer rightly pointed out is same as hash but a refined product..ppl mix certain things in it like tobocco n a few other things that i have no clue about ..n it’s a bit stronger .. take a trip around UET n u ‘ll find ppl making it at night in naala’s n small dark pulli’s

  7. Jim (unregistered) on September 17th, 2005 @ 8:52 pm

    Thanks for the info and an interesting photo.

    On a more broader note…I plan to travel to Lahore and Islamabad in several weeks. Is it difficult for Westerners, especially from the US, to film with a video camera or to take photographs in public?

    Your site has been very inspirational for picture taking but I don’t wish to offend anyone by taking unsolicited photos.

  8. Jangli Jagga (unregistered) on September 17th, 2005 @ 9:20 pm

    Welcome Jim!

    No, filming in public places is no problem. Atleast, in Lahore. In Islamabad; people are reserve and may frown at cameras so you have to rely on structures only :)

    Good luck with your venture!

  9. Sm (unregistered) on October 8th, 2005 @ 9:57 am

    hey i visit lahore frequently nd was wondering where the best drugs spots r??i.e coke,e,hash,mary j

    also whts UET?

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