Director General of Pakistan Geological Survey, Dr. Imran Ahmed Khan has said that earthquake of a magnitude of 8.6 or higher might hit Pakistan this year.
Dr Khan, who was briefing the Standing Committee on Petroleum, said major cities of Pakistan were located on the fault line, which crosses the centre of Margalla Hills.
The director General said the list of cities under threat has been handed over to the respective district governments.
He added that the government had been informed of the Attabad landslide four months before the incident happened. He further said that climate change is melting glaciers at a fast rate. Pakistan Observer