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4.4-magnitude earthquake strikes northern Pakistan

An earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale hit the northern part of Pakistan today. The epicenter of the earthquake was at a depth of 20 kilometers near the city of Mingora in the northern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, according to the Pakistan Meteorological and Geological Survey.

The tremor was felt by the residents of the northern part of Pakistan, according to "SPA", including the capital, Islamabad, and the cities of Peshawar, Muzaffarabad and Abitabad, without any reports of human or material losses.

It is reported that the Pakistan National Disaster Management Department on behalf of the Government of Pakistan has sent medical materials to Afghanistan to combat the emerging corona virus pandemic, and the materials include gas cylinders, respirators and personal protective equipment.

On the occasion, the Special Assistant to the Pakistani Prime Minister for Health said that the medical materials are being sent to Afghanistan for the safety and treatment of the Afghan people, according to the official Pakistan News Agency in its English version.

He added that the COVID-19 pandemic is an international challenge that can be contained with international cooperation and solidarity.