Roads blocked, power suspended after rain, snowfall in parts of country

CHITRAL: A view of snow covered mountains and trees after heavy fall in the area. APP

KARACHI: Roads were blocked, while power supply was suspended due to intermittent rain and snowfall in some parts of the country Sunday morning.

Snowfall in Chitral district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa blocked link roads, stranding people in their houses and barring them from carrying out daily activitites.

In February last year, 14 people were killed when an avalanche hit different villages of Chitral.

On the other hand, heavy showers were recorded in Hub, Balochistan which left power supply suspended Sunday.

In Karachi, drizzle was reported from Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Lyari, Bahadurabad, Saddar and Shahra-e-Faisal.

The meteorological department has predicted rain for Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Sahiwal and Bahawalpur, while snowfall has been forecast for Quetta, Zhob, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan.