COAS Raheel Sharif has ordered Pakistan Army to start rescue operation immediately across Pakistan. Army troops have been directed to carry out immediate rescue work without waiting for formal orders. Rescue teams have been sent to the affected areas. COAS further added, all CMHs should be put on high alert and Army helicopters need to be mobilized.  This statement comes after a strong earthquake triggers in the Northern Areas of Pakistan. DG ISPR Asim Bajwa tweeted:

The biggest ever earthquake of 8.1 magnitude hit the country at 14:11:40 Pakistan Standard Time in Punjab, KPK and Azad Kashmir. Huge losses are feared.