Rawalpindi: A 5.8-magnitude earthquake jolted different parts of the country at 4:01 pm on Tuesday. Many people ran out on to the roads from their houses and office buildings.
Tremors were felt in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Peshawar, Sialkot, Charsadda, Gujrat, Malakand for 10 seconds.
According to the Met office, the epicenter of the earthquake was 5km north of Jhelum at Kala Gujran, with a depth of 10 kilometres.
Authorities fear two casualties while at least 50 people have been injured in various incidents across the country.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa has directed army to launch a rescue operation in the valley, Major General Asif Ghafoor said. The soldiers with aviation and medical support teams have been dispatched, he added.
According to the Pakistan Met Department, an aftershock of magnitude 3.4 was felt just six kilometers north of Jhelum at 4:49pm/