Fog forces closure of Lahore airport, motorways

By: News Desk      Published: 01:07 AM, 17 Jan, 2021
Fog forces closure of Lahore airport, motorways
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Fog and extreme weather conditions disrupted life in many parts of the country once again on Saturday. 

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of Pakistan once again ordered closure of the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore as dense fog covered the airport and its suburbs and visibility decreased to 150 metres on Saturday night. As a result, the CAA also diverted several flights coming to Lahore from Dubai, Karachi and other parts of the world to Islamabad. 

Also on Saturday evening, the authorities closed the motorway from Lahore to Rahim Yar Khan and from Pindi Bhattian to Sham Kot. Dense fog also covered the National Highway completely. There is dense fog everywhere from Lahore to Sahiwal. Chichawatni, Mian Channu, Khanewal and Multan also remain under a thick blanket of fog. Motorway M-III was also closed from Lahore to Abdul Hakeem and Multan to Khanewal. 

Motorway M-V was closed from Multan to Rahim Yar Khan due to dense fog, says a spokesperson for the National Highways and Motorways Police. Motorway M-IV was closed from Pindi Bhattian to Shamkot. The motorways police have issued special safety guidelines for people travelling during these extreme weather conditions.