Fog continues to blanket Punjab; Met forecasts rain


ISLAMABAD: The plain areas of Punjab are set to experience intense fog, with low to zero visibility on the roads, Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said on Sunday.

Portions of major throughways were closed off for commuters Saturday night and Sunday morning. These included the M2 motorway, from Lahore to Pindi Bhattian, and the M4 motorway, from Khanewal to Multan.

The National Highway from Lahore to Ahmedpur Sharqia and from Sialkot to Narowal was also closed due to heavy fog and low visibility.

Officials of the motorway police have advised caution to drivers and commuters alike, urging people to stay indoors unless travelling is absolutely necessary.

Rainfall expected

The PMD forecast rain in various areas of the country on Monday and Tuesday. The PMD has predicted downpour in several cities across Pakistan, including Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Peshawar, Quetta, Kalat, and Zhob, as well as some locales in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), and Kashmir.

Meanwhile, Murree, Galiyat, Naran, Khagan, and Quetta are expected to receive snowfall.