Motorways closed, flight operations disrupted as dense fog engulfs parts of Punjab

11:52 AM | 15 Jan, 2022
Motorways closed, flight operations disrupted as dense fog engulfs parts of Punjab

LAHORE – Passengers saw their travel plans disrupted after several flights were canceled or rescheduled and motorways were closed amid the dense fog in parts of Punjab.

Reports in local media said international airlines have rearranged their flights' schedules to skip the foggy conditions at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport. The schedule of the flights leaving Punjab capital to Jeddah, Kuwait, Doha, Istanbul, London, and Karachi was also altered.

The thick fog also reduced visibility in Punjab on Saturday morning. Motorways M2 from Lahore to Pindi Bhattian, M3 from Faizpur Lahore to Darkhana, and M11 from Lahore to Sialkot were closed for traffic as officials termed visibility ‘very poor’.

In a similar development, four students died and eight suffered injuries after a trailer crashed into a three-wheeler near Bahawalpur’s Kalanch Wala. The accident reportedly occurred due to low visibility.

The motorway police have also advised drivers to turn on fog lights and drive at a very slow speed.

On the other hand, the Met Office has forecast another spell of rain and thunderstorms in Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Gujrat, Narowal, Nowshera, Peshawar, Bajaur, Waziristan, Kohistan, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Swabi, and Mardan.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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