A thick fog enveloped several parts of the Punjab and the federal capital. Fog on Tuesday night made it difficult for motorists to move and on Wednesday. Authorities closed airports in Islamabad, Faislabad, and Sialkot.
Different areas of Punjab, GT Roads and motorways, including the M1, M2, and M3, as well as the Lahore-Sialkot M11 motorway have report. Traffic jams and closed roads in several areas. Due to incomplete visibility from north to south.
Dense fog and haze continue in Lahore, Sargodha, Sahiwal and Faisalabad divisions. Where people have complain of shortness of breath. And eye irritation for the past few days.
Flight schedule distrub due to fog
Although all flights to Sialkot, Faislabad, and Lahore airports have moved to Islamabad. The airport authorities have yet to announce a new flight timetable.
Pakistani International Airlines (PIA) has advise travelers to call their hotline. To check flight schedules before leaving for the airport.
Lahore: Hundreds of passengers have disrupte at the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore on Wednesday. After several domestic and international flights were cancel or delay. Due to dense fog.
The estimated visibility at Islamabad airport was reported to be 20 meters. As a result, several flights were disrupted. PK303 to Karachi and BPK609 to Gilgit have been canceled. Similarly, PK-32 from Karachi, PK-610 from Gilgit and PK-186 from Sharjah were cancel.
A spokesman for the PIA said that flights from Istanbul to Lahore – TK-714 and the Riyadh-to-flight XY-317 were delay by 8 hours due to severe fog. He add that flight J9502 from Lahore to Kuwait was unable to fly. Even after a 10-hour delay. And some flights from Jeddah and Dubai were cancel.
Given the harmful levels of air pollution and smog. Which also causes poor visibility. The government is working to contain domestic pollution by ban activities. That contributes to smog and air pollution.