12 flights cancelled, 17 delayed due to fog at Lahore Airport
Dense fog enveloped Punjab plains and heavily disrupted flight operation at Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore wherein 12 flights cancelled and 17 delayed on Saturday, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Cancelled flights: PA-410 to Dubai, flight XY317 from Riyadh canceled, flight XY-318 to Riyadh, flight IF-341 from Najaf to Lahore Airport, Baghdad Air flight IF-342 to Najaf, PIA flight PK-203 to Dubai, and PIA flight PK-204 from Dubai.
The TV channel reported that following flights were delayed amid the suspension of flight operation including flight QR-620 from Doha delayed by 14 hours, Flight PK-229 to Muscat delayed by 13 hours, Flight QR-621 to Doha delayed for thirteen and a half hours, flight PK-797 to Toronto delayed by two and a half hours, TK-715 to Istanbul delayed by five hours and forty-five minutes and flight PK-303 to Karachi is delayed by three hours and forty-five minutes.
The Pakistan Met Office said continental air is prevailing over most parts of the country and cold and dry weather prevailed over most parts of the country in the last 24 hours wherein dense fog prevailed over Islamabad and plain areas of Punjab.
Sunday’s Minimum Temperature (°C): Skardu -14°C, Gupis, Astore -12°C, Parachinar -08°C, Gilgit, Hunza, Bagrote -07°C, Ziarat -06°C, Kalam and Quetta -04°C.
The TV channel reported that fog enveloped various cities of Punjab including Gujranwala, Wazirabad, Kharian, Okara, Sahiwal, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Sialkot, Narowal, Gujarat, Jhang, Multan, Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Mianwali and DG Khan too.
Motorway Police and National Highways (MP&NH) said the motorway has been closed from several places including Motorway M3 from Lahore to Abdul Hakeem, from Khanewal to Sukkur, from Pindi Bhattian to Sham Kot.
The Met office predicted dense fog is likely in plain areas of Punjab and upper Sindhand cold and dry weather in other parts of the country on Monday (tomorrow).