Power breakdown disrupts life in Pindi, Islamabad

ISLAMABAD/RAWALPINDI: A major power breakdown across Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa disrupted hospitals in the twin cities, leading to postponed surgeries, interrupted water supply and, in the case of Polyclinic in Islamabad, half an hour without electricity.

Mohammad Faisal told Dawn he was at Polyclinic to pick up a report for his relative when the power went out. He was asked my staff to wait until the backup generator came on.

“However, the generator could not be started for many minutes, which panicked not only patients and their relatives but panic was also observed among hospital staff.

Published in Dawn, 17th May, 2018