Dense fog blanketed different cities of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on night between Sunday and Monday, paralyzing routine life and disrupting road traffic.

The thick fog has badly affected the flow of road traffic in several cities of Punjab. According to a Motorway spokesman, the Motorway section from Sher Shah Interchang to Sukkur (M5) has been closed as visibility was very low.

Similarly, Motorway section from Peshawar to Swabi (M1) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has also been closed due to dense fog.

The Motorway police have advised the drivers to switch on fog lights while driving at very slow speed as the visibility was dropped to zero metres due to dense fog. The Motorway police have also requested the people to stay home and avoid unnecessary travelling.

Moreover, cold and dry weather is expected elsewhere in the country while very cold in upper areas.

Temperature of some major cities recorded on Monday morning:            

Islamabad zero degree centigrade, Lahore and Peshawar three, Karachi eleven, Murree minus two, Quetta minus three, Muzaffarabad one and Gilgit minus four degree centigrade.