Islamabad: A powerful earthquake measuring 6. 1 on the Richter scale jolted parts of Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa provinces of Pakistan on Thursday though there were no reports of casualties or damage to property.

The temblor, which lasted about five seconds, occurred at about 7 pm and was followed by powerful aftershocks. It was felt in Islamabad, Lahore and other parts of Punjab, Peshawar and across Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

At several places, people rushed out of buildings and began praying.

Officials said they had not received any reports of casualties or damage to property.

(Agencies)

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