Recently, a video started circulating on Twitter that showed a smoke ring floating around Lahore. The rather ominous smoke ring was seen hovering above a ‘Mere Paas Tum Ho’ billboard. Obviously, people could only come to one conclusion: aliens have landed in Lahore, (perhaps promising a premise for a new movie).
— Blue on Blue (@razzblues) January 21, 2020
Once the video was shared, a lot of people jumped in to offer explanations or share their two cents.
For instance, one Twitter user pointed out how he’d seen a similar ring in Dubai.
I noticed a similar thing some weeks ago in Dubai pic.twitter.com/qGl6xhgMtk
— Tariq Irfan (@Tariq_Irfan) January 21, 2020
Because we’re Pakistanis and can barely take anything seriously, the jokes began pouring in. Some people believed that aliens can’t land in Pakistan – that’s only in movies made in America and India.
Impossible! Aliens only land in America.
— Saadat Ali Zia (@my55cents) January 21, 2020
— Hammad Ansari (@EngrH_Ansari) January 21, 2020
Others joked about Lahori boys blowing smoke rings.
Dajjal probably blowing smoke rings after seeing old videos of Lahori boys doing the same.
— ozy (@anonentity99) January 21, 2020
Lahore takes "jani ring bana ring" to a whole new level https://t.co/w83Xq1qRe5
— Moochar (@AsliBinLaden) January 21, 2020
People started getting creative, too.
That is a cool name for a psl team: Lahore Aliens
— Meraj Hasan (@_merajhasan) January 21, 2020
They might finally win something. Abduct the opposition players before the game.
— Disco Deewana (@kasheeq8) January 21, 2020
And since ‘Mere Paas Tum Ho’ managed to get in the frame, a lot of jokes were made on the show’s expense as well.
Mere Pass tum ho dekhne aye hongay 😂
— Tahir Ahmed (@tahirahmed88) January 21, 2020
yeah, they are here to see "mery paas tum ho"
— dilkash珊珊 (@dilkashdilkashh) January 21, 2020
Nature’s response to the unnecessary hype mere pass tum ho is getting.
— Maleeha Mohsin (@maleehmoh) January 21, 2020
Chill dude…they just want to watch last episode of #MerePaasTumHo
— Old School Guy (@NaeemAshraf82) January 21, 2020
Others were more welcoming.
— Adeel Tariq (@iAdeelTariq) January 21, 2020
However, one Twitter user did share an explanation, halting further speculations. Apparently, the ring of smoke is caused due to some sort of an explosion or perhaps fireworks. Thus ends the mystery.
That's a ring of smoke caused by an explosion, pyrotechnic test, fireworks etc. This exact ring was spotted in Chicago when an electric transformer exploded.https://t.co/RILrawfSmy
— Chawal (@UsmanFAhmed) January 21, 2020
Regardless, it’s always great to see Pakistani Twitter get creative when such things happen. As for when aliens do land in Lahore, or wherever else, let’s hope we’re better prepared.
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