RAWALPINDI: Following reports of cracks in several structures due to the recent earthquake, the administration of Rawalpindi has ordered a survey of precarious and dangerous buildings.
In Rawalpindi, six high-rise buildings have already been declared dangerous, and a committee has been formed to inspect the affected structures.
Building inspectors have been tasked to identify risky residential and commercial buildings, and a detailed report will be submitted within a week.
Rawalpindi Deputy Commissioner, Hassan Waqar Cheema, said that if experts determine that the buildings may collapse at any time, occupants will be asked to immediately vacate the dangerous structures.
Meanwhile, the Capital Development Authority has directed officials to survey all buildings in Islamabad to assess damages.
Besides, Punjab Rescue 1122 has decided to evacuate buildings declared or deemed dangerous in Rawalpindi, following reports of cracks in buildings in different areas of the city.