A magnitude 5.5 earthquake jolted major cities of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan early Tuesday.
Tremors were felt in several cities including Lahore, Islamabad, Nowshera and Ghizer Valley. People came out of their houses in search of safer places.
The earthquake struck at 4:05 am, according to the seismological center. Its epicenter was located in Hindukush region, Afghanistan, at a depth of 180 kilometres.