Every year during the monsoon season, Pakistan faces a major flooding experience and many lives are lost. Simultaneously, heavy rain showers are likely to comprise of both curse and blessing dilemmas. Recent rain in Lahore is making people both enjoy it and cower with fear as it takes lives of 16 people.
As the dark clouds gathered and poured down cats and dogs people came out to enjoy the rainy weather. However, in a completely different aspect of the story of Lahore rain, about sixteen lives when it takes aways hung on a thread as it rages havoc. Seeing the brutality of the weather, Lahoris have been going viral on Twitter to show the damages done after Lahore rain.
— میرا پاکستان (@marepakistan) August 20, 2020
In addition to that, Twitterati are going wild with how the entire city is now looking like a street in Venice. With garbage bags floating and urban flooding, people are knocking at the doors of the government. officials to take notice.
— Muhammad Masoom (@Masoomkhan101) August 20, 2020
Ceilings and walls collapse due to excessive water sewage and the tumbling damage rolls on after the rain in Lahore. Along with that, what is most surprising to us is how Pakistanis tend to find humor in the most bizarre form of situations.
Apparently, many felt that a comparison between Lahore and Karachi rain is a highly humorous way of handling the situation.
Governor Raj should be imposed in Sindh@BBhuttoZardari
— Alee Amir (@AleeAmir3) August 20, 2020
Like always some people took out boats to enjoy the weather by kayaking and rapid rafting on the stagnant water in the streets. All in all, the entire painted picture proves that rain is a blessing but due to poor negligence there is no doubt it becomes a curse for Pakistan.
— Fahad Khan Sherwani 🇵🇰 (@fahadsherwani71) August 20, 2020
Will action be taken?
We wonder will any action be taken at the right time or will Lahore also drown like Karachi did due to the provincial government’s negligence. Each year everyone raises their voices to request better maintenance and more secure system. However, none is provided nor are the drainage systems updated to look after the stagnant water on the streets.
— MuAalam (@MuAalam) August 20, 2020
This isn’t the first time the rain is causing harm to the civilians in Lahore, what is even worse is how it takes the lives due to rain is becoming a simple statistic!
Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has taken notice regarding the heavy rain in Lahore and people are fearful after it takes many lives. Offering condolences to the bereaved family members, CM Usman Buzdar is making sure that the rescue mission becomes a success and all citizens are safe and sound. He is also requesting an immediate report on the matter. However, we are wondering is requesting a report the only solution?
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