Fog engulfs Punjab plains, restricts visibility range on roads


LAHORE: Intense foggy conditions engulfed the plains of Punjab on Sunday morning, making travel on highways difficult.

The motorway section of Basti-Malook, Lodhran to Bahawalpur has been blanketed by fog restricting the visibility range, a spokesman of the Motorway Police said in statement.

Multan-Khanewal motorway has been closed for traffic as well, the police added.

Commuters have been advised to use fog lights and contact at helpline 130 for any query about fog on motorways and highways.

The visibility range at various sections of motorway including Kaswal, Cheechawatani, Mian Channu, Khanewal, Multan, Lodhran, Bahawalpur, Ahmedpur East is currently restricted due to fog.

The visibility range at Khanewal-Multan section of motorway decreased to 100 meters, police explained.


According to experts, the thick hazy layer understood to be winter’s fog is a noxious smog carrying serious health hazards.

Classic smog results from large amounts of coal burning in the area and is caused by a mixture of smoke and sulfur dioxide.