Cricket stars have come out to help the earthquake affectees after the strong earthquake of 5.8 magnitude has brought disasters to different parts of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
The national cricket stars also appealed nation to come forward to help the victims and they also reiterated their commitment to perform their role.
All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez paid condolences to the families affected by the earthquake.
Sad news of Earthquake in Pakistan , Condolences to all victim families from it , 🤲🏼🤲🏼🤲🏼 Ya Allah Madad
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) September 24, 2019
Former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar wrote in his tweet” I wish & pray safety for everyone. Quite a jolt it was.”
All-rounder Shadab Khan announced to donate the match fee of the series against Sri Lanka to the earthquake families.
— Shadab Khan (@76Shadabkhan) September 24, 2019
Waqar Younis, bowling coach of the Pakistani team, requested people in his tweet to recite Surat Al-Zazal.
Ya ALLAH rahum.. Scary news coming from Azad Kashmir. May ALLAH keep everyone safe. Everyone please recite surah Zilzal #earthquake
— Waqar Younis (@waqyounis99) September 24, 2019
Former captain Rameez Raja, while recalling the 2005 earthquake, said that once again the earthquake had shattered the peace of life.
Earth quake has once again shattered the peace of our lives. I hope your loved ones are safe. As they say, calamity brings people together-let’s be one again!
— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) September 24, 2019
Former captain Shahid Afridi also expressed grief over the loss and appealed people to help the earthquake victims.
Very tragic news about the earthquake, please help the affected people wholeheartedly. My prayers are with everyone affected and victims. May Allah bless us all🤲
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) September 24, 2019
Fast bowler Hassan Ali sent prayers to the victims and said “May Allah protect us all.”
اللہ تعالی سب کو اپنی حفظ و امان مین رکھے۔آمین#زلزلہ
— Hassan Ali 🇵🇰 (@RealHa55an) September 24, 2019
The strong earthquake of 5.8 magnitude on Tuesday has brought disasters to different parts of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) which claimed at least 22 lives and more than 300 left injured so far.
The quake hit some urban and rural parts of the AJK including Muzaffarabad, Kotli and many other scattered places.
The death toll rises to 22 in the affected areas primarily Mirpur and Jatlan of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir which was previously stood at 2 after the emergence of initial reports.