Heavy fog engulfed the plains of Punjab and Sindh causing poor visibility and closure of several sections of the motorway for vehicular traffic, also disrupting the flight operations.
According to the details, several sections of the motorway were closed due to poor visibility, as motorway M-IV was closed from Faisalabad to Shamkot, motorway M-III from Faizpur to Abdul Hakeem, while traffic at Multan to Khaniwal motorway section was suspended due to Heavy fog causing poor visibility in the area.
Disrupted Flight Operations
At the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi; a flight ER-540 of a private airline to Quetta was delayed for five hours and rescheduled to fly at 1:00 pm today. Another flight, ER-502, of a private airline to Lahore took off from the airport at 9:00 am after the one-hour delay.
The national flag carrier, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight, PK-302, delayed for an hour which was going to depart for Lahore.
PIA’s flight to Islamabad, PK-300, was delayed for 45 minutes and another flight of a private airline to Jeddah, SV-707 was delayed for 1.5 hours.
However, the situation at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport was not different from Karachi airport, where four flights cancelled and 10 others were delayed due to Heavy fog and technical issues.
Moreover an Air blue flight, 416, was postponed which was scheduled to depart for Dubai. A PIA flight 306 from Karachi to Lahore was cancelled. The national carrier’s flight number 302 was rescheduled to 11:00 pm to transport passengers from Karachi to Lahore.
A Lahore-bound flight from Turkey, 714, will arrive at Allama Iqbal International Airport after being delayed. Moreover, several other flights from Dubai to Lahore were delayed.