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Helicopter carrying Kuwait army chief crashes

KUWAIT CITY: A helicopter carrying a Kuwaiti military delegation including its army chief crashed in Bangladesh on Wednesday. The Kuwaiti Defense Ministry announced Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Mohammed al-Khuder and all other members of the delegation were safe. “The helicopter suffered an accident while landing in the Silit area, where the heavy fog obscured…

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Cold, dry weather expected in most parts of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast mainly cold and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country. According to the weather department, mainly cold and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country for the next 24 hours. “Dense foggy conditions are likely to prevail over central/southern Punjab and upper…

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Lahore: The world’s second most populated city

By Maemuna Sadaf Lahore, capital territory of Punjab province was covered by smog for a long period recently. According to world report, Lahore is declared as second most hazardous for health. Smog in Lahore crossed all the international bench marks of being most dangerous pollutant across the globe. It remained between 450 ug/m3 (micrograms per…

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Smog may harm bones in older adults: study

ISLAMABAD: Besides respiratory infections, regular exposure to air pollution, especially the sooty black material emitted from gas and diesel engines, may also increase the risk of bone fractures, finds a study. Researchers analyzed data on 9.2 million Medicare enrollees in the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic area who had been hospitalized for fractures from 2003 to 2010, according to…

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Shocking video: Fog leads to pileup of 18 vehicles in India

At least one person was killed and six others were injured after 18 speeding vehicles crashed and created a pile-up on a highway in India due to dense fog enveloping New Delhi and adjoining areas.

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Does salt lamp offer solution to smog problem?

Smog filled the air in Punjab and disturbed the tranquility of citizens. The health conscious people are looking for ways to breathe in clear air. Some people are resorting to salt lamp as solution to this problem. They say the salt lamp is helpful against not only the air pollution but also it does away…

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School timings changed in Punjab

The smog problem has intensified in Punjab leaving the air and land travellers faced with difficulty spurred by zero visibility. Beset with the new situation, Punjab government has decided to change the timings of schools in the province to save the children hassle caused by thickened fog. Watch this report.

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Commuters face problems as fog intensifies in Punjab cities

LAHORE: Allama Iqbal International Airport and Motorway have been closed on Tuesday as visibility dropped to zero under thickened fog blanketing several Punjab cities. Citizens are facing severe problems as the fog prevailed over different Punjab cities including Lahore. The motorists are using fog lights and hazard lights to avert accidents. Motorway has been closed…

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Weather forecast: Dry spell likely to continue in next 24 hours

ISLAMABAD: Mainly dry weather is expected to prevail in most parts of the country during the next 24 hours as continental air is prevailing over most parts of the country, Met Department said Monday. Dense foggy/smoggy conditions are expected over plain areas of Punjab and foggy over central and lower Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and upper Sindh….

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Fog-related accidents claim ten lives in Punjab

ISLAMABAD: At least ten people have lost their lives and several others sustained injuries in  various road accidents due to fog in different area of Punjab on Friday. Three children were killed and several others hurt when a speeding truck rammed into a rickshaw near Chowk Azam, private news channel reported. Two persons were killed…

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WATCH: Fog causes problems for people in Lahore

People are facing problems in Lahore due to heavy fog and low-visibility level.

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Video: Foggy weather in Karachi

Amid the ongoing hot spell in Karachi, foggy conditions were recorded in the city Wednesday morning. Met Office says the current hot spell in Karachi is likely to persist till Friday, with maximum temperature expected to remain between 40 and 42 degrees centigrade today and tomorrow.

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Fog affects PIA schedule

KARACHI: Dense foggy conditions in Dubai and Pakistan, the flight schedule of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) disturbed, with four flights diverted to Muscat on Friday. According to PIA spokesman Danyal Gilani, PIA’s schedule affected due to fog at Lahore, Multan and Karachi airports. He said four flights were diverted to Muscat this morning. He said…

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Fog-related accidents kill 15 in Punjab

At least 15 people lost their lives in fog-triggered incidents in Punjab where dense mist enveloped several cities, disrupting traffic as well as daily life. The road accidents occurred in Hafizabad, Sheikhupura, Rahim Yar Khan, Pak Patan, Pindi Bhattiyan and Patoki towns.

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This video clip of early morning fog in Karachi may surprise many

Dense fog enveloped different parts of the country, including Karachi, on Saturday morning, dropping visibility to zero. Met Office says the foggy conditions are likely to prevail for next couple of days. Forecasting rain in northern areas during next 24 hours, the weather department says minimum temperature in the country was recorded minus seven degree…

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Three PIA flights diverted due to fog

KARACHI: Due to early morning fog at Karachi, three flights were diverted to other airports, a spokesman of the national flag carrier said here on Friday. He said that these flights included PK-214 (Dubai-Karachi; diverted to Muscat), PK-307 (Lahore-Karachi; diverted to Muscat) and PK-732 (Jeddah-Karachi; diverted to Lahore). Two flights had been diverted to Muscat…

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Multan: Six die as car falls in canal

MULTAN: In a fog-triggered incident, at least six people lost their lives in Multan on Sunday. According to police and rescue officials, a car carrying six people fell into a canal on Shujaabad road near Multan due to dense fog. All six people on board drowned as they could not be rescued timely. Four of…

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Motorway sections closed as fog blankets Punjab

LAHORE: Life in several cities of Punjab, including Lahore, disrupted on Saturday as dense and shallow patches of fog enveloped the province, forcing authorities to close down various sections of Motorway, Samaa reported. Officials said Motorway M-3 from Pindi Bhattian to Faisalabad has been closed due to dense fog. According to spokesman of Motorways Police,…

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Fog causes 25 car pile-up

DUBAI: The Abu Dhabi-Al Ain highway witnessed two major traffic accidents on Monday morning, leaving a 25 car pile-up and six motorists with moderate injuries. According to Gulf News, Abu Dhabi Police said the accidents were caused by heavy fog that not only blanketed the busy highway, but that also affected visibility levels in other…

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Alarming levels of pollution behind smog in Lahore

LAHORE: Persistent continual of the dense fog blanketing Punjab has revealed high readings of pollution in the air, sources reported. A combination of high level pollutants, calm wind and rising temperatures in Lahore is causing dense smog in a greenhouse effect, disrupting the everyday life for the people of Lahore as well as causing casualties in road…

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Fog, smog continue to disrupt life in Punjab

LAHORE: Dense and shallow patches of fog and smog continued to blanket Lahore, Sargodha and Faisalabad divisions where people have been complaining of breathing difficulties and irritable eyes for last few days. Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) says the foggy and smoggy conditions will die down after rain; however, dry weather is expected in most parts…

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