QUETTA: The valley here on Saturday received first snowfall of the winter season that sent the mercury sliding down to minus 7 degree centigrade and the resultant cold waves reaching Karachi also suddenly took the city in its grip, as the temperature went down to 8.7 degree Celsius.
Meteorological Department has forecast more snowfall for Quetta and its surrounding areas in the next 24 hours.
Gilgit Baltistan also witnessing chilled weather after receiving light rain on the mountains, while the sky remains clouded. Several cities of Punjab and Sindh including Multan, Muzaffargarh, Gujranawala and Sargodha remained blanketed by fogs even today.
The demand of gas cylinders, woods and heaters which people use to keep themselves warm from the chilled weather has been binding up. With increase in price, it has gone out of reach for the poor people to protect themselves from the cold weather.