ISLAMABAD: The Nation remembered the martyrs of October 8, 2005 disastrous earthquake on 9th anniversary that killed thousands of people in Pakistan, north India and Afghanistan.
A 7.6 magnitude tremor rocked Azad Kashmir in the morning on October 8, 2005, killing over 46000 people, injuring thousands others and destroying over 300,000 houses, private and public properties worth billion of rupees,
Earthquake with the epicenter 80km (50 miles) north-east of Islamabad wiped out several villages.
It was registered at 0350GMT and was felt as far away as the Afghan capital Kabul, and India’s capital, Delhi followed by several aftershocks.
It hit particularly Pakistan that piled up miseries including deaths and its devastations in Azad Kashmir region and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Special prayers were offered in mosques across the country for the martyrs.
Seminars and different programs were also held on the occasion In Azad Kashmir, special ceremonies were held in remembrance of the victims.
Government representatives and office-bearers of different organizations laid floral wreaths at a monument of martyrs in Muzaffarabad.
National flag along with AJK flag was hoisted half mast on all public buildings of the state to mark the anniversary.