Fog, snowfall disrupt routine life in parts of country


ISLAMABAD: The new spell of fog and snowfall on Monday has badly disrupted routine life in different parts of the country.

According to private news channel, the snowfall in Naran has caused difficulties for the tourists as routes leading to Babusar Pass and Saif-ul-Muluk lake have been blocked.

The motorway has also been closed at various points due to dense fog whereas the drivers have been directed to take precautionary measures while travelling.

On the other hand, Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said that mainly cold and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country. Foggy conditions are likely to prevail over a few plain areas of Punjab and upper Sindh during morning hours

A new cold wave will grip Sindh, northern Balochistan and the rest of the country during the current week, the Pakistan Meteorological Department said.

Chief Meteorologist Dr Mohammad Hanif talking to a private news channel said that a fresh system of cold winds will prevail all over the country during the first week of the new year and onwards.

The cold winds will especially affect northern parts of Balochistan, taking temperatures below freezing point in Quetta and surrounding areas.

The cold winds will also prevail over Sindh, Punjab and northern Pakistan including Gilgit-Baltistan, he added. Due to mostly dry weather expected in Punjab, the plain areas will experience fog daily for the next 10 days, the official said.

He also advised motorists to exercise caution while driving on the Motorway in foggy conditions.