Social Media Reacts to Devastating Islamabad-Pindi Storm

Yesterday, the residents of Islamabad and Rawalpindi — and across KPK and upper Punjab — had to face a powerful storm, one that spread quite a lot of damage in its path.

Apart from the damage to property, reports have put human casualties at 12 and dozens injured.

KPK and FATA were also affected by the heavy rains, with as many as 7 casualties across the province and tribal areas.

All affected areas also saw electricity outages as well, with some of them still not online.

Social media provided a blow-by-blow account of the destruction and havoc that the storm left in its wake.

Such strong winds are a rare occurrence in Islamabad:

So strong were the winds that they knocked over billboards and uprooted trees across the cities:

Centaurus Mall in Islamabad had a glass roof shattered, spreading panic amongst its visitors:

The Huawei head office also saw its walls collapsing:

But even in the midst of the ferocious storms, the city was not short of volunteers. Many people and NGOs stepped up:

Some places caught fires as well:

Some celebrities also tweeted their condolences:

All this was yesterday. When people woke up in Islamabad, they were greeted by these sights, thanks to the hard-working CDA workers who cleaned up after the storm:

But is the storm truly over? Or will the twin cities have to be vigilant about what the next few days hold for them:

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  • Idiosyncratic

    IT WAS REAL BIG STROM

  • Muhammad Idrees

    Have you heard about the weapon developed by USA called “HAARP.” According to a research that I’ve read, this weapon has the ability to change weather conditions at target area!

    • Lazy Sapper

      Who knows what USA is up to. They are trying to play Anti-Christ while Anti-Christ still have to come.

    • HAARP is a conspiracy theory. There is in another theory that doesn’t have that much of a tinge of conspiracy to it: Global Warming.

    • Salman Abbas

      You have a creative mind.. do you write those idiotic articles on the backsides of Urdu newspapers?

      • Badar Iqbal

        I think this theory evolved from Imran Series By Mazhar Kaleem. I have read one of that type of novel in my childhood.

  • nasir hamid

    I live in canada and am 2.5 hrs fairy travel away from alaska, i visited there & have personally seen HaaRP installation …………. those who don’t believe ARE living in fools paradise.

    Using HaaRP technology they can shuffle clouds, direct clouds, increase & decrease clouds & wind speed causing thunders or droughts, rain with constant thunder, etc….. PLUS they can also “play” with geological beds of soil-crest & disturb water table under soil “AnyWhere” in the world causing “Earth-Quake” and also increasing depth of under soil water table.

  • nasir hamid

    HaaRP installation started during the regime of bill clinton and since then its functionally has improved very much and now being used as a silent weapon.

  • nasir hamid

    HaaRP is a nuclear technology and transmits nuclear generated electro magnetic waves of highest power targetted at specific angles to produce results at specific locations. (they are still not 100% accurate but reach & fall with the radius of less than 140km from desired location)

  • nasir hamid

    by the way do you know that sonami , katrina & similar other disasters are also created by USA. They keep on on doing molecular nuclear tests in international sea waters which causes highest levels of waves in water resulting sea (water) to run over land causing flood.

    They are trying to develop a technology, enabling them to save their west-coast from sea related natural disasters (flood) known as act of GOD