Earthquake jolts shook Islamabad, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Friday afternoon at around 2:25 pm.

The earthquake lasted for a few seconds, causing fear across the whole region. The citizens were forced to run for safety, and away from their residences and offices.

According to initial accounts, the shocks were witnessed in northern Pakistan.

Official numbers from the Pakistani Met Department state that the magnitude of the earthquake was 5.0 on the Richter scale. It had a depth of around 218km with an epicenter near the Hindu Kush range close to the Afghanistan border.

According to the latest reports, there has been no loss of life, however, the severe shocks are likely to have damaged property.

This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.

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