According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) and emergency personnel, at least five people were injured after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday night.
The Hindu Kush region, as its epicentre, jolted different parts of the country, including Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Lahore.
The US Geological Survey said the quake rocked Afghanistan and parts of India, including New Delhi’s capital, adding that the quake epicentre was 40 kilometres south-southeast of the Jurm district of Badakhshan province of Afghanistan.
Khateer Ahmad, Director General (DG) of Rescue 1122, reported five districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa — Swabi, Chitral, Lower Dir, Mardan, and Buner — reported roof and wall collapses, and five people, including two women, were injured, one in each district.
“Rescue 1122 has provided first aid to all the injured and shifted them to their nearest hospital,” the Rescue 1122 DG said.
According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of National Health Services, major government hospitals in Islamabad will continue to be on high alert. The spokesperson added that the notice was given to the hospitals at the instruction of Health Minister Abdul Qadir Patel.