The Pakistan Meteorological Department on Saturday predicted rain across the country, in the upcoming 36 hours, which will clear the blanket of toxic smog in Punjab province.
The met office has forecast rain in the lower and snow in the upper parts of the country. Low-pressure winds from the west will enter the northern areas on late Saturday night.
After dry weather that seemed to have lasted forever, the people of Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Islamabad, and Western Punjab will be able to enjoy some wintry showers on Sunday and Monday. Snowfall has been predicted on northern peaks over the weekend as well.
The Met Office has forecast light showers in Quetta, Ziarat, Pishin, Kashmir, Chitral, Swat, Malakand, Dir, Kohistan, Shangla, Buner, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Mardan, Swabi, Haripur, Nowshera, Peshawar, Charsadda, Rawalpindi, Attock, and Lahore.
According to the weather experts, the rain will clear smog from the plain areas of Punjab.
The toxic haze will, however, be replaced by fog. The government has closed a number of highways and motorways because of fog. —INP