LAHORE (Web Desk) – Thick fog blanketed most parts of Punjab and Islamabad, affecting the flight operation at Benazir International Airport and Allama Iqbal International Airport.

As per details, with visibility low during the night and early morning, flights from the Benazir International Airport in Rawalpindi suffered cancellations or diverted to alternative airports. At least 35 flights faced delay while eight others were cancelled. Flight Inquiry department further advised the passengers to get complete information before coming to airport.

Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) officials said that the weather would be cold and dry in the coming 4-5 days while thick fog would remain blanket the parts of Punjab, Peshawar and upper Sindh.

Islamabad has witnessed 2 degree centigrade temperature however, -7 degree centigrade in Diamar and -13 degree centigrade recorded in Skkudu.

On the other hand, gas load shedding was also seen in various areas where people were forced to make fire to stay warm during the extreme temperatures.