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Fog to engulf plain areas of Punjab today: PMD

NHMP launches drive to control accidents due to fog

Foggy conditions are likely to engulf plain areas of Punjab during morning hours, as per the forecast of Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD).

The weather will remain cold and dry in Islamabad during the next 24 hours. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, cold and dry weather is expected in most districts of the province, however, shallow foggy conditions are likely to prevail in Peshawar, Mardan, Nowshera and Swabi during morning hours.

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In Punjab, the weather will remain cold and dry in most districts of the province. However, fog is likely to develop over Faisalabad, Lahore, Sialkot, Narowal, Gujranwala, Okara, Mian Channu, Bahawalpur and Multan during early morning hours.

In Balochistan, dry weather is expected in most districts of the province, while cold in northern districts. In Sindh, dry weather is expected in most districts of the province. However, foggy conditions are likely to prevail in Sukkur and surrounding areas during morning hours. In Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, cold and dry weather is expected during the period.

During the last 24 hours, dry weather prevailed over most parts of the country, while cold in northern areas.

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Meanwhile, the National Highways and Motorway Police (NHMP) has launched a special campaign to reduce the number of accidents due to fog, under which drivers and daily commuters were informed about road safety measures during fog. In a statement on Monday, a spokesman for NH&MP said that special instructions had been issued to all field officers, adding that drivers were being informed about the fog and reflector stickers were being installed behind the heavy transports and slow-moving vehicles so that they could be visible during heavy fog on roads and motorways.

The spokesman appealed to commuters and drivers to pay full attention during driving and ensure the use of anti- fog lights in their vehicles. He said that special briefing was being given to the routine commuters and drivers about the use of anti-fog lights, reflectors’ advantages and screen visibility during fog under the campaign. Pamphlets about road safety were also being distributed among road and motorways users under the campaign.

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