ISLAMABAD (9 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed grief over the losses due to earthquake that struck across the country and Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
He orders all departments to provide all-out assistance in the relief operations in the affected areas.
Meanwhile, President Dr Arif Alvi has expressed profound grief and sorrow over the losses due to the earthquake in different cities of the country and Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
He prayed for the deceased and recovery of the injured.
As many as 19 people have been killed and over 150 injured due to the earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter Scale that struck several cities across the country and Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake measured 6.1 on the Richter Scale at a depth of 10km. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), the quake measured 5.7 on the Richter Scale and 12km north-west of Jhelum.
After the earthquake, flights were stopped at Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi airports. Roads have been damaged and crevices were created in canals in Mirpur. Emergency has been declared in all hospitals in Mirpur. The wall of a house collapsed in Jhelum. Several buses and vehicles turned turtle due to the earthquake.