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Stormy rains lash Saudi Arab after several years

Vagaries of the weather are a manifest phenomenon across the globe as the latest one was seen in Saudi Arabia that received stormy showers. The driving downpours inundated the roads leaving citizens stranded. Educational institutions were closed. Watch this report.

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Cold wave grips parts of Pakistan after rain, snowfall

Following rain and snowfall in Punjab, Balochistan and northern areas, the winter cold has gripped most parts of the country, with minimum temperature recorded minus 4 degree centigrade in Kalat and Skardu. Mainly dry weather is likely to prevail in most parts of the country; however, rain and thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills is…

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Karachiites enjoy soup as winter shows first glimpse

After Balochistan received snowfall in its hilly areas, Karachi overnight went cold under the chilling effect of winds coming from Quetta. Citizens of Karachi, feeling the cold, reached Burns Road to enjoy soup — a delicacy of the area. Know more from Fayyaz Younus.

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It starts snowing in Murree again

MURREE: Weather in Pakistan has all of a suddent took a turn towards the winter after first showers that lashed several parts of Pakistan including Balochistan, Fata, Khyber Pakhunkhwa and Islamabad. It has again started snowing in Malka-e-Kohsar Murree, giving all the fresh look to the the heaven on earth. It was in the dark…

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Watch: Season’s first snowfall in Pakistan

Winter made an official entrance as different parts of the country received season’s first snowfall on Wednesday. Watch this report…  

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As Delhi Continues To Choke, Indian Minister Downplays Situation

NEWS DESK: Even as Delhi breathes toxic air tantamount to smoking 50 cigarettes every day, Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan continues to assert that it is no ’emergency’. Emergency, he believes, was the Bhopal Gas Tragedy of 1984, reported Outlook India. “You see, what happened in Bhopal when there was a gas leak and hundreds…

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Rain ends smog in Punjab; further dips temperature

Punjab province received first winter rainfall in different cities on Tuesday. The rain spell that started from Balochistan, has ended smog in the province and further dropped mercury on the scale. More downpour is likely in next 24 to 48 hours. Watch this report…

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Cold grips different parts of country after rain

Winter made an authentic entrance into most parts of the country after rain in Punjab, Balochistan and upper Sindh, dropping the temperature to minus four degree centigrade (in Skardu) and ending two week long smog in Punjab. Watch this report…

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Thick smog prevails over Punjab plains, KPK

ISLAMABAD: Thick smog continued to blanket plain areas of Punjab and some parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Tuesday morning. According to Control Room of Motorway Police, Motorway M-2 from Balkasar to Lahore, M-3 from Pindi Bhattian to Faisalabad and M-4 from Faisalabad to Gojra are closed for all kind of traffic due to dense smog…

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Rain likely over hilly areas in KPK, Fata, Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: Rain-thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills is expected at scattered places in North-East Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Sargodha divisions, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan while isolated rain-thunderstorm in D.G. Khan, Multan, Bahawalpur and Sahiwal divisions during the next twelve hours. Dense foggy/smoggy conditions are expected in plain areas of Punjab during…

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Smog condition persists; different Motorway section closed

ISLAMABAD: Various sections of Pakistan Motorway have been closed for traffic due to dense smog. According to Motorway police, M-I has been closed from Swabi to Peshawar, M-II from Kallar Kahar to Lahore and M-IV from Faisalabad to Gujran and Khaniwal to Multan. Commuters have been advised to access helpline 130 and Control Room number…

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Thick smog prevails over Punjab plains, some KPK areas

LAHORE: Thick smog continued to blanket the plain areas of Punjab and some parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Saturday morning. According to Control Room of Motorway Police, Motorway M-1 from Peshawar to Swabi, M-2 from Kot-Momin to Lahore, M-3 from Pindi Bhattian to Faisalabad and M-4 from Gojra to Faisalabad are closed for all kind…

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In Lahore, Smog Has Become a ‘Fifth Season’

LAHORE: For nearly two weeks, Lahore, Pakistan’s second-largest city, has been like one huge airport smokers’ lounge. But Abid Omar’s jaw still dropped on Wednesday, when he checked the air-quality monitor he had installed to track the city’s appalling pollution, reported New York Times. It said that levels of the dangerous particulates known as PM2.5,…

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Thousands of schools close as smog envelopes India, Pakistan

Lahore/New Delhi: Schools closed across large swathes of north India on Thursday as pollution hit hazardous levels for the third day, with growing calls for urgent government action to tackle what doctors are calling a public health emergency. Punjab’s government said it was closing all 25,000 schools in the state for the rest of the…

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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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Smoggy conditions to continue in November

ISLAMABAD: The noxious smog engulfing large parts of upper Punjab is unlikely to die down for now as rain is not expected this month. According to Met Office, fog and smog with variable intensity is likely to prevail in the plain areas of Punjab, KP and upper Sindh during November. Met Office said less than…

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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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Dense smog continues to prevail over Punjab

LAHORE: According to Motorway Control Room, Motorway M-2 from Lillah interchange to Lahore, M-3 from Pindi Bhattian to Faisalabad and M-4 from Gojra to Faisalabad have been closed for all kinds of traffic due to dense smog and zero visibility. The road users can access to Helpline 130 and Control Room number 051-9231001 to avoid…

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Fair weather with foggy morning forecast for Karachi

KARACHI: The Met Office on Saturday forecast fair weather with misty/foggy morning for Karachi during the next 24 hours. A Met Office official said that the maximum temperature is expected to remain between 36 to 38 degrees Centigrade during the period. The maximum temperature recorded in the metropolis on Saturday was 36 degrees Centigrade while…

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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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Smog in Central Pakistan taking toll on traffic, people’s health

By Muhammad Luqman The ongoing foggy weather with pungent air in the atmosphere reminds most of the Lahorites of smog that engulfed the eastern city of Pakistan on November 2 last year. Even after one year of much -trumpeted efforts of Pakistan government to overcome this environmental catastrophe, Lahore has once again been engulfed by…

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