spacer
Home Page Compare hotel prices and find the best deal - www.hotelscombined.com
NewsRain, snowfall intensify chill
09 January 2014
Rain, snowfall intensify chill

 

ISLAMABAD/QUETTA/LAHORE/PESHAWAR: Parts of the country received heavy to light rain and snowfall on Wednesday accompanied by chilly winds which brought temperature considerably down.
The Pakistan Metrological Department (PMD) has forecast more downpour in Balochistan, Punjab and northern areas.
The PMD said Quetta, Kalat, Chaman, Ziarat, Mastung and other parts of Balochistan also experienced one feet of snow causing traffic chaos on highways.
Four to six inches of snowfall was recorded in Mansehra, Battagram, Swat, Kaghan and other parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, besides Neelum valley of the Kashmir region. Light rain brought more chill in Islamabad and Rawalpindi as well. Mercury further plunged in Karachi where drizzling is expected during the next 24 hours as fog and cold intensified. Minimum temperature was recorded 8 degrees Celsius in Karachi.
Experts have predicted increase in the intensity of cold wave in plains of the country during the next 2-3 days.
Biting cold forced the people to stay indoors wrapped in woolies and blankets, decreasing traffic on otherwise busy arteries in major cities including Lahore. Large scale loadshedding and low gas pressure added to the woes of cold stricken people. Gas pressure was so low that women faced huge difficulties in cooking meals for their families.
Besides severe cold, fog in plains added to the winter woes of people by reducing visibility in the morning and late at night. The police have advised motorists to use fog lights, switch on heaters, keep wipers in working condition and drive at slow speed. Skardu remained coldest place in the country where mercury dropped 12 degree Celsius below freezing point. Mercury dropped to -11 C in Astore, -09 C in Parachinar, -08 C in Gupis and Hunza, -07 C in Malamjabba and -05 C in Rawalakot and Drosh.
Maximum and minimum temperature in Lahore was recorded 15 C and 04 C respectively. Relative humidity in the morning was recorded 78 per cent which decreased to 48 per cent in the evening.
According to the PMD, rain with snowfall is expected over the hills at scattered places in Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar and Kohat divisions. Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Quetta, Zhob and Kalat divisions are also likely to receive rain. Cloudy weather conditions will prevail in upper and central parts of the country, whereas cold and dry weather is expected elsewhere in the country.
The provincial capital and some other parts of Balochistan on Wednesday received rain and snowfall dropping the mercury level further.
The Pakistan Meteorological Department had predicted snowfall and rain in Quetta and some other parts of Balochistan on Tuesday.
Quetta and its surrounding areas received snowfall that started early in the morning and continued till afternoon.
The snow covered Quetta city, its suburbs and mountains with white blanket presenting a scenic view. Youngsters and families thronged Hina Lake and other open places to enjoy the weather.
As per reports from other parts of Balochistan, Kalat and its adjoining areas including Harbohi where juniper forests are located received heavy snowfall. Ziarat, Chaman, Muslim Bagh, Kan Materzai and other northern areas were also blanketed with white snow.
Owing to snowfall in Kojak Pass motorists faced difficulties to reach their destination as the highway connecting Quetta with Chaman border remained covered with snow at different places.
Similarly, different southern and western parts of Balochistan, including Kachhi, Nushki, Dalbandin, Kharan, Khuzdar received rain.
Experts say the snowfall and rain would be beneficial not only for environment but also for agriculture sector especially for the crops of wheat, cumin and apple orchards.
NewsSee Also in Political News
Three more FATA girls recovered from Karachi seminary
27 November 2014

KARACHI: Police recovered three more FATA girls from a flat near Korangi crossing on Wednesday night, Geo News reported. According to details, police conducted raid at a seminary, set up in a house, and recovered three girls. The girls hail from Bajaur Agency. Police said more than 20 girls from Bajaur are studying in the seminary, however, at the time of raid only three were present. The girls gave the name of a woman, running a seminary at Jamshed Road. On Tuesday, police ... Full Story
Ensuring security: Ministry may seek help from defence, interior ministries
27 November 2014

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination (NHSRC) is planning to seek assistance from the ministries of defence and interior to ensure foolproof security for polio vaccination teams in high-risk areas of the country. The focal person of the Prime Minister Polio Monitoring Cell, Ayesha Raza Farooq, told The Express Tribune that she would meet the interior minister on Thursday (today) to discuss the security challenges that were hampering efforts to ... Full Story
Upping the ante: PPP threatens to block highways, roads
27 November 2014

KARACHI: PPP leader Senator Raza Rabbani on Wednesday threatened to block the highways and roads leading to airports for indefinite time if Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) are privatised by the federal government. Addressing a joint press conference along with other leaders of his party at PPP Media Cell, he said, “We reject federal government’s privatisation policy under which it is going to sell the state-owned and profitable institutions to their ... Full Story
Haris Steel Mills case: Bank of Punjab recovers Rs1b
27 November 2014

LAHORE: Bank of Punjab (BoP) has recovered Rs1 billion from the Dubai-based bank of its defaulter Haris Steel Mills (HSM) and has detected another of its Rs850 million property ... Full Story
Recovery of girls: K-P governor requests Sindh govt to ensure girls’ safety
27 November 2014

PESHAWAR: Taking a prompt notice of recovery of 26 girls of Bajaur Agency from a house in Karachi, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Governor Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan has established ... Full Story
Islamic State pamphlets distributed in South Waziristan
27 November 2014

ISLAMABAD: Pamphlets of the Islamic State (IS) militant group were reportedly distributed in parts of South Waziristan, residents said on Wednesday. This is the first reported ... Full Story
Removing age bar: Tweak in the law to benefit widows
27 November 2014

ISLAMABAD: A widow needs financial support, whether her spouse passed away at a young age or old. A parliamentary panel on Wednesday seems to have realised this and approved an ... Full Story
Assembly proceedings: Bajaur girls, couple’s lynching echo in NA
27 November 2014

ISLAMABAD: The recovery of 26 girls from a house in Karachi and the horrific lynching of a Christian couple in Kasur drew the attention of lawmakers during the first day of the ... Full Story
Iran won’t suspend gas export to Pakistan: Oil minister
27 November 2014
Shooting spree: Former prayer leader gunned down
27 November 2014
Let’s fight against poverty, illiteracy jointly: PM
27 November 2014
No change in venue of PTI rally: Imran
27 November 2014
Four polio workers gunned down in Quetta
27 November 2014
Pak Sukuk sold for $1 billion in world market
27 November 2014
US drone kills seven militants in NWA
27 November 2014
US drone strike kills 4 in North Waziristan
26 November 2014
SAARC summit: PM Nawaz calls for dispute-free South Asia
26 November 2014
Region suffering due to failed US policy: defence minister
26 November 2014
Qaeda, Ansarul Aseer behind Karachi jailbreak plan: security sources
26 November 2014
Karachi police recover 26 minor girls from a house
26 November 2014
Probe on in money laundering, Dr Imran case: Scotland Yard
26 November 2014
Karachi: One dead, five injured in blast near Korangi Crossing
26 November 2014
Musharraf terms treason charges politically motivated
26 November 2014
Winds of change MQM warms up to ruling PML-N
26 November 2014
Letter from Tharparkar: Birth attendants rebuff Sindh CM’s charges
26 November 2014
Awaz.tv
Privacy Policy: We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.

Disclaimer: Awaz.tv is not responsible for any content linked to or referred to from these pages. All videos, live tvs, blogs or video links point to content hosted on third party websites or members. We are using third party links for live tvs. Users who upload these videos or blogs agree not to upload illegal content when creating their user accounts. Awaz.tv does not accept responsibility for content hosted on third party websites or by the members. If you have any questions please contact us.
Copyright © 2000-2014 AWAZ.TV. All rights reserved unless where otherwise noted.