Lahoree Swimming Pool

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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.

15 Comments so far

  1. Muhammad Atif (unregistered) on July 10th, 2005 @ 9:30 pm

    Oh man,in the picture the water is so full of energy and electric and that it is tempts me to get out of home and drive at 100km/h and jump straight out of the window into the water and sing and swim there until i die.Oh man i love it.

    If you have observed these guys who swim in the canal they are so daring and mad that you can almost mistake them for a shark fish.Annd darwaish ,please dont elevate the infamous pool in Model Town Club to the level of the pool in Defence Club.

  2. nausheen (unregistered) on July 11th, 2005 @ 12:40 am

    uff, that picture is SURREAL :D love it…wow.

  3. umar (unregistered) on July 11th, 2005 @ 1:49 am

    that’s one of the best pictures i have ever seen

  4. Yasir (unregistered) on July 11th, 2005 @ 7:44 am


    I’m in total awe! the joy and life it captures.. it’s… I don’t have words to describe..

    why not put this in header?

  5. zahid (unregistered) on July 13th, 2005 @ 1:34 am

    i miss lahore!! my home sweet home!

  6. Mike Hoffman (unregistered) on July 13th, 2005 @ 11:13 pm

    That is one amazing site – but if you actually think that any self-proclaimed “world’s largest public pool” is “clean” than I think you’re in for a surprise. Maybe in the states we’re completely paranoid about germs but I think this goes by any standards.

  7. Darwaish (unregistered) on July 15th, 2005 @ 12:48 am

    :o) .. dont worry, chote mote (chote mote=minor) germs cannot harm us that much. Lahorees are superior species in this regard .. if you know what i mean :D

    On a serious note though: Ordinary people in the third world countries like us are not that particular about germs when its 48 degree. Surely life is alot different here but its not that bad as it seems :)

  8. Afran Zafar (unregistered) on August 26th, 2005 @ 1:02 am

    I wish I was there!!!

  9. Azeem (unregistered) on October 27th, 2005 @ 12:21 pm


  10. Lucky (unregistered) on October 27th, 2005 @ 12:22 pm

    What is this? What are they doing in the swimming pool? Are the bathing?

  11. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on October 27th, 2005 @ 12:59 pm

    “largest natural swimming pool in the world”

    Ganges in India may take the lead in this case…

  12. Opee (unregistered) on October 27th, 2005 @ 3:08 pm

    Rather we should say: Largest and a bit ‘cleaner’ swimming pool :)

  13. sehrish (unregistered) on November 11th, 2005 @ 3:27 am

    oh my gosh i cant believe so many people thought it was wow i actually recently visited lahore and yes even though it may be an amazing site in reality its very very dirty and unhygenic and i think the public should be stopped from jumping in there whenever they want.and i doubt it that you would see women swimming in public when they can barely walk out of the house without getting a whole load of men staring and i mean literally staring at you.

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