PANIC OF EARTHQUAKE DEVASTATION IN LAHORE 1904 – THE FAMOUS EARTHQUAKE OF QUETTA ALSO HIT LAHORE

PANIC OF EARTHQUAKE DEVASTATION IN LAHORE 1904
THE FAMOUS EARTHQUAKE OF QUETTA ALSO HIT LAHORE

Fading memories of phenomenal loss in city 4th April

Earthquake in Lahore 1904
Earthquake in Lahore 1904

A magazine in London carried the news of the Earthquake in Lahore on 4th April. The magazine is dated 1905, the earthquake could have been in 1904. Maybe 1905 is also possible. We have no access to detailed record. Suffice that the event was important enough to be a news item in England of that time. That besides photographs of the devastation, even paintings were made with the Wazeer Khan Mosque in the background. Keeping the history of Lahore alive is one thing. Imagining the terror of those days is another. Lahore has certainly been a witness to the strangest things possible.

Devastation in Lahore 1904
Devastation in Lahore 1904

The sad part is that to this day here is no Rapid Response Team in Pakistan to such catastrophes. They happen all the time, the Army comes in, the Civilians talk loud, go for photo sessions but COMPASSION none for victims. Only people care for people. The Government sits idle in the true way of NERO FIDDLING WHILE ROME BURNT.

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