Twitteratti in shock after seeing footage of urban flooding in Islamabad

Twitteratti in shock after seeing footage of urban flooding in Islamabad

People are praying for the safety of residents of Sector E-11 after videos and pictures of the devastation were shared online.
Updated 28 Jul, 2021

Some areas in Islamabad have been hit by a wave of urban flooding that left two people dead. The flooding was reportedly caused by a cloudburst and has left social media in shock.

People have been praying for the safety of residents of Islamabad, especially those in Sector E-11, which bore the brunt of the flooding.

Videos showed cars being swept away by torrents of water.

People believe the reason for the flooding is the development of housing societies on natural drainage points.

Devastation was seen on the streets of the neighbourhood after the water receded.

But while many focused on the devastation, some urged people to appreciate the workers who helped restore power to the city.

Others noted that Sector E-11 is not the only area to be hit by the flooding.

Roads in the capital were also affected.

Climate change is real people.

Some social media users urged their fellows to stop "defaming the country".

The Sindh government fired a shot at the ruling PTI.

And many people called for President Arif Alvi to "save" the residents of Islamabad. In 2017, President Alvi, then an MNA, set off in a boat to rescue people in Karachi.

We hope the residents of the city stay safe and stay indoors during the rain.


Wolf Jul 28, 2021 05:11pm
Where is MQM? Blame past PPP governments of this flooding.
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CringeCop Jul 28, 2021 05:33pm
Nah call a spade a spade. When it was Karachi, y’all had some colorful language for the Sindh Government. Give Handsome PM and his donkeys the same energy
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Badtameez Kudi Jul 28, 2021 05:51pm
People believed that Shehbaz Sharif was dramaybaz. But, Alvi has overtaken that spot.
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wolf Jul 28, 2021 06:09pm
There is ONLY one message in it - We are corrupt to core society i.e. peon to PM (minus IK)!
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Zahoor Hussain Jul 28, 2021 06:23pm
Sindh be ready for rain there will be a lot of shout if flooding in Karachi there is not a lot of cry on Islamabad flooding every one will forget climate change and blame Sindh government Murtaza Wahab tweeted good gesture let's see who sends good wishes to Sindh govt
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Najam Jul 28, 2021 07:04pm
Naya Islamabad.
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sidC Jul 28, 2021 07:56pm
Can this unified on one root cause that is tsunami of population. Stop uncontrolled breeding and 50 percent of your problems will solved
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Shezi Jul 28, 2021 10:45pm
@sidC Don't know where you got that degree from!
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Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Jul 29, 2021 12:03am
It might be a good idea to preserve and conserve this precious water in underground tanks on long term basis to be used at a later point in time, as and when needed.
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Ibrahim S Jul 29, 2021 03:01am
So CII couldn’t save the country with divine intervention. over population and result of poor urban planning didn’t surprise me
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Multani Jul 29, 2021 04:24am
Bad and amateurish city planning under PPP and PMLN administration responsible for this, illegal structures should be demolished, professional better city planning needed.
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A m i r Jul 29, 2021 04:56am
When greed overrules environmental concerns, societies are built on areas which have for centuries been a natural drain taking rain water to the nearest river. This is bound to happen.
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AndYou! Jul 29, 2021 05:13am
DHA Karachi and New Nazimabad, be ready and take care of yourselves.
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AJ Jul 29, 2021 07:25am
@CringeCop Atleast it is draining…
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Isb Jul 29, 2021 08:14am
People blaming present govt are only showing their immaturity and irresponsible behaviour, the only reason is unplanned construction by private constructors in E11, responsibility lie upon planner and approvers
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Guest Jul 29, 2021 10:26am
Building houses on drainage sites! Is this country populated by apes?
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expat_uae Jul 30, 2021 06:49pm
@Multani ----------Bad and amateurish city planning under PPP and PMLN administration responsible for this, illegal structures should be demolished, professional better city planning needed. PTI is worst than PPP and PMLN, they are giving permissions for building plazas to their chosen ones to built on many green areas in Islamabad. The initial demolishing of illegal buildings was just a publicity stunt, so many buildings are popping up on green belts in the sectors and outsides you would be surprised.
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nk Jul 31, 2021 12:03pm
Urban flooding is normal in every part of the world but if it reoccurs then it is sinister and bad planning.
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AJ Jul 31, 2021 12:33pm
Heart goes out to the citizens of Islamabad. The way mainstream media portrays it, I thought such things only happen in Sindh, especially Karachi. The collapse of Islamabad airport's ceiling along with this shows that the problem plagues the entire country, even the capital.
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