SWAT:  The valley of Kalam and various upper areas of Swat district received the 1st snowfall of this winter season as the mountains were covered white a white blanket of snow.

Kalam and its adjacent areas received the 1st snowfall of the current winter season as a result of which climate changed suddenly and chilly air started blowing in the town, forcing the dwellers to stay inside.

Meanwhile, rain continued for 2nd consecutive day in Mingora city. The lack of proper drainage system turned most of the roads into pounds of water, creating a lot of problems for pedestrians.

Heavy snowfalls in winter cut off road links of the district from the rest of the country while the people of Kalam Valley have to suffer a lot as no proper arrangements are made by the district administration.–Haroon Siraj