Infostani Sources- Weather challenges, and rains have hit various cities, including Lahore, leading to a reduction in air pollution. Additionally, mountain eruptions have been occurring intermittently. Among the most polluted cities, Karachi claimed the top spot, while Lahore ranked fifth. Meanwhile, the Khunjarab Border Agreement dictates the closure of the Pakistan-China border for four months starting today (Friday) due to snowfall. According to the International Air Quality Index website, Karachi tops the list of the world’s most polluted cities, with Lahore at the fifth position. In Punjab, including Lahore, the cold intensity has increased with Abar Rahmat.
The severity rose after light rain in different areas of Lahore in the early morning. Thunder and lightning accompanied rainfall in Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Upper Punjab, Kashmir, and Gilgit-Baltistan. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa witnessed the heaviest rainfall, affecting areas like Kalam, Malam Jabba, Balakot, Kakul, Chitral, Patan, and Saidu Sharif. Punjab’s Narowal, Lahore, Islamabad, Chaklala, Muzaffarabad in Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan’s Garhi Dupta, Rawalakot, and Gops received a second light winter snowfall. Rain and snowfall continued in the upper areas of Neelum Valley, intensifying the cold due to heavy rain in the lower areas, including the district headquarters in Neelum Valley.
Winter Weather Challenges Grip Pakistan: Snowfall, Cold, and Border Closures
Snowfall closed communication roads in tourist places like Ratigali, Urang Keil, Tabat, and Luat Bala. Meanwhile, Balochistan experienced very cold weather after rain and strong winds. Rain continued in the plains of Bangram, while snowfall covered the upper regions’ mountains in the Alai Valley. According to the Department of Meteorology, most upper regions of the country may experience rain with strong winds and thunder in a few places today, with cold and dry weather prevailing in most regions.
Additionally, the Pakistan-China border will close for four months starting today (Friday) under the Khunjarab border agreement. Cold weather and snowfall have halted border traffic, impacting Pakistan-China trade, and tourism activities. As well as the delivery of goods for the country’s development work.
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