Quake: (PM calls for mobilisation of resources to earthquake-hit areas)


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has called for mobilisation of resources to earthquake-hit areas, besides directing all federal civil, military and provincial agencies to declare immediate alert and mobilise all resources to ensure security of citizens.

According to reports, an earthquake of magnitude 8.1 struck Pakistan and northeastern Afghanistan on Monday, the US Geological Survey said. The quake was 196 km deep and centred 82 km southeast of Faizabad in a remote area of Afghanistan in the Hindu Kush mountain range.

The quake was 196 km deep and centred 82 km southeast of Faizabad in a remote area of Afghanistan in the Hindu Kush mountain range. All military hospitals have been put on high alert, ISPR said.

Pakistan Army rescue teams depart for quick assessment of damage and loss of property caused by earthquake, ISPR Director General Asim Bajwa said.

chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif has also called for immediate rescue operations. The army chief has directed Pakistan Pakistan Army to start rescue operations across earthquake-hit areas immediately, Inter Services Public Relations said in a statement. Emergency has been declared in hospitals across Peshawar to provide medical facilities to the injured.