Celebrated Sufi singer Abida Parveen survived an accident at Chakri (motorway) in Pakistan. Abida was travelling from Lahore to Islamabad with Prof Dr Husain Mubashir, the former vice-chancellor of University of Health Sciences and PTV World anchor Taimur Shamil when the incident happened.
"When we reached Chakri (motorway), water level rose to several feet, forcing us to jump out of the vehicle before it was completely washed away," Shamil told Dawn. He said a number of other vehicles were stuck too with people crying for help.
The PTV anchor added that he called the motorway police on the emergency number and told them about the situation. However, when no one from the motorway police turned, Shamil contacted someone in Jhelum police.
Jhelum police did come eventually, but not before people remained stranded for help for over three hours on an edge of the road.