Dense fog in Punjab – air, road traffic paralyzed


Dense fog has blanketed several cities of Punjab on night between Tuesday and Wednesday, badly disrupting the road traffic and paralysing routine life.
The fog disrupted flights operation at the Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore. According to Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) officials, low visibility caused by dense fog affected flights operation at the airport as four flights were cancelled while six others delayed.
The Motorway Section from Lahore to Darkhana, Motorway Section from Khanewal to Multan (M4), Motorway Section from Gojra to Shorkot (M4) and Motorway Section from Multan to Zahir Pir (M5) have been shut down as visibility was down to zero metres due to dense fog.
Dense fog has also disrupted flow of traffic at the National Highway in Habibabad, Renala Khurd, Okara, Sahiwal, Multan, Khanewal, Basti Maluk, Lodhran, Bahawalpur and adjoining areas as visibility was down to 40 metres.
However, cloudy weather with light rain and snowfall over hills is expected at isolated places in Gilgit Baltistan during the next twelve hours.
The temperature of some major cities recorded on Wednesday morning: Islamabad two degree centigrade, Lahore six, Karachi twelve, Peshawar five, Quetta minus nine, Gilgit minus two, Murree minus one and Muzaffarabad zero degree centigrade.