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Tuesday Feb 13 2018

In pictures: Snow envelopes northern Pakistan


Snow enveloped northern Pakistan as a new wave of cold and rain hit Azad Kashmir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and other areas, blocking roads and suspending power supply and communication.

A vehicle covered in snow in Nathiagali Bazaar area of Abbottabad. Photo: PPI

According to the police in Azad Kashmir, hundreds of people were stranded on Murree Road since a day. Efforts were under way to help the vehicles stuck on the roads, the police said. 

A man pushes a car up a snowy slope. Photo: Geo News screen grab

At least five-foot snow was recorded near Lowari Tunnel in Upper Dir, followed by three-and-a-half feet in Naran and two-and-a-half feet in Shogran areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Vehicles covered in snow in Murree. Photo: INP

Although the drop in temperature disrupted daily lives of locals in the snow and rain-hit areas, people still came out of their houses to enjoy the weather.

People throw soft snowballs at each other. Photo: Geo News screen grab

Many were seen enjoying snow at Laram Top in Lower Dir, but at the same time they also complained of infrastructural issues they faced during their journey up the hills. 

Vehicles stuck after snowfall in Shangla. Photo: Sabah

Nevertheless, while talking to Geo News, tourists suggested others also come out of their houses to enjoy the winter wonderland. 

Two people sit on their car amid thick layers of snow. Photo: Geo News screen grab

Those in Laram Top to enjoy the weather said snow fell in the area after a very long time. 

Photo: Geo News screen grab

Tourists who travelled from other parts of the country to the northern areas for winters said they had been waiting to see the snowfall.  

Photo: Geo News screen grab

Persistent snowfall in many areas blanketed trees and vehicles with snow. 

Photo: Geo News screen grab

Tourists and locals have requested the government to pay attention to the roads leading to these scenic areas so that they can conveniently travel.  


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