Strong earthquake hits parts of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck parts of Pakistan on Friday evening.

The Met Office said that jolts were felt in the capital Islamabad, parts of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan provinces as well as Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.

It said the 6.4 magnitude quake originated at 10.02pm and its epicentre was Tajikistan. The earthquake struck at a depth of 80 kilometres, it added.

The Met Office issued a warning that aftershocks of minor intensity were expected.

The tremors caused panic in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Muzaffarabad and other areas, where people rushed out of their homes.

However, no casualties or loss of property were reported from any part of the country till late in the night. The exact situation in remote mountainous areas would be clear in the morning.

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is in contact with all PDMAs and getting updates from across Pakistan, said Inter-Services Public Relations. So far no reports of any damage reported. NDMA is taking stock of the situation after earthquake and will keep informed the citizens, it added.

Reuters report said strong tremors were also felt in New Delhi and Srinagar. It said the US Geological Survey put the quake’s magnitude at 5.9 which centred at 35km west of Tajikistan.

It said cracks were reported in some houses in India-held Kashmir and a witness also reported a wall collapse near Amritsar, but there were no reports of casualties.

Dawn, February 13th, 2021


Ameer Abdul Qadir Awan met the President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi in the President’s House.

The role of Ulema-e-Mashaykh is very important to lead the society on a positive path. And your efforts for this are commendable. Dr. Arif Mahmood Alvi President of Pakistan

We have been playing a role in uniting the society and eliminating sectarian differences. Amir Abdul Qadir Awan

Our mission is to give Such people to the society who bound by the Sunnah of good deeds in terms of deeds and character. To fulfill this mission, Hazrat Maulana Amir Mohammad Akram Awan (may Allah have mercy on him) introduced the Saqqara Education System. In which the students are studying the sciences of religion, when they step into practical life, they have a better character.

In addition, Al-Falah Foundation Pakistan conducts free medical camps every month in various backward areas of the country where specialist doctors examine thousands of deserving people free of cost and free medicines are also distributed.
Mr Awan said that our country is an agricultural country and if attention is paid to this sector, Double crops are harvested in a year, then inshaAllah it will be easy for the poor to survive. It needs to be valued and it is a platform from where you can give the message you want to the nation.
It may be recalled that Amir Abdul Qadeer Awan was accompanied by Sahibzada Shaheedullah Awan and Secretary Information Amjad Awan.