Yes I do live in
Abbottabad. Its my home town.
I shall never forget the moments of earthquake. The way we were frightened and running out of houses and schools, colleges. It was like the world is going to end for us.
I was in my lecture hall in the college. It came with such a force that many people fell down while running out of the single door of the hall that was open. I still remember the way all the plaster from the ceiling was falling down over our heads. The moment I came out of the compound I started calling my home to check if they were fine. I just couldn’t get through the line. The earthquake was still there but I was desperately calling my family. I was so much concerned about them because we live in a three storey apartment building. My Mom and Sister were alone at home. My Mother has arthritis. She can’t even walk fast and how could she be running out of house. I feared she might have fallen down or somehting bad may happen to her. I could think of nothing but blood and strechers. My uncle was in a house made of mud and bricks but no conrete. I also tried to contact him but all the phone lines were jammed. I called my father who is a school principal but I just could’nt get through.
The college arranged the bus for dayscholars to go home immediately. The earthquake was still there. While on my way back home, I got call from my sister. I was so relieved. We were so desperate that we were just asking questions. I was asking about everyone home and she was asking I were fine. After this I was much much relieved.
That day there were so many after shocks. We have spent 3 nights out of our house in a ground nearby. Many people from our apartments left for Punjab. But for us everything was Abbottabad. How could we have left it behind in such a state?
The first night was terrible. We slept in cars cause it was raining heavily with hail storm. I just can’t count how many aftershock we experienced that night. But we had blankets and all stuff. What about those who lost their homes or were trapped in the rubble. Whenever I think about it a Chill goes done my spine.
We only went to our homes for using washroom or for fetching things we needed outside. While doing this we always left the doors wide open so that if there is any quake we could run out immediately.
I am a medical student in 4th Year. My college has a teaching hospital attached with it. Since Abbottabad is the most advanced town in this district and also our Hospital is a tertiary hospital so all the load is on us. We have super saturated hospital with overworked doctors. We need a lot of supplies for Orthopedic surgery which are short in Abbottabad and also in Islamabad. Anyone interested in providing medical supply especially orthopedic surgery supply should visit:
Thanks for all you support and help. I will give you updates regularly. Currently I am working as a volunteer in the Disaster Management Cell in our College/Hospital. I am in the Co-ordination department.
Keep up with Geo Tv Pakistan. They are giving good updates.
Once again thanx for all the concern and support.