ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Saturday could not visit Azad Jammu Kashmir because of unpleasant weather. The prime minister was scheduled to address the joint session of Azad Kashmir’s Legislative Assembly and the Council in Muzaffarabad. The joint sitting was summoned to mark the Kashmir Solidarity Day.
KARACHI – Investors were subdued at the local bourse for another day as the scrips of refineries remained under the weather, after news broke that the ministry of petroleum had informed oil refineries that the deemed duty protection of 7.5 percent will be eliminated gradually. Overall, market remained under a bearish spell with traded volumes of 78 million, amid selling by local institutions.
The KSE 100 index closed at 12,242.39 levels with a loss of 30.99 points while total
LAHORE – All the outfield sporting activities in the city remained disrupted due to bad light and inclement weather. The competitions in the polo field had already been cancelled yesterday, and now both the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy matches – due to start at the Gaddafi Stadium and the LCCA ground – could not be started due to wet outfields and bad light.
At the Gaddafi Stadium, Habib Bank was playing at 19 off 9 overs against SNGPL on the opening day but the second day’s play was not
Lahore – After the season’s first rain citizens of the provincial metropolis witnessed a cold weather on the last day of 2010, whereas fog was also witnessed in the morning.
According to the meteorological department lowest temperature recorded on Friday was 5 C. A met office official said that cold and dry weather expected in next 24 hours whereas fog will prevail in the morning. He also said that as soon as sky gets clear, temperature will further decrease.
LAHORE: Foggy conditions are likely to grip most parts of the Punjab with no rain and cold and dry weather is likely to continue in the coming days plus a fresh cold wave is likely to affect upper parts of the country, reports the Met Office.
Fog will continue to persist in Lahore, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Bahawalpur, Sukkar and Peshawar divisions, eastern and central Punjab and central Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, whereas hilly areas are also likely to remain under the grip of severe cold
LAHORE: Western cold waves entering Pakistan would mostly affect Gilgit-Baltistan and other mountainous areas while weather was expected to remain dry for the coming three days.
According to weather experts, the waves would not affect Punjab and no rainfall was expected in the next three days. A thin fog layer has started surrounding Lahore, as the year comes to an end. Talking to Pakistan Today, Met Office DFO Muhammad Amjad said, “November is the driest month of the year and
PALLEKELE: Sri Lanka and the West Indies hope for clear weather as they seek to clinch the series with a win in the third and final Test starting at a new venue on Wednesday.
The series is tied at 0-0 after rain-hit drawn matches in Colombo and Galle and the weather is likely to curtail play at the Pallekele International Stadium.
The West Indies, seeking their first Test victory in Sri Lanka, surprised the hosts with their impressive performance in Galle where they enforced
BERLIN: Catastrophic floods in Pakistan, wildfires in Russia, hurricanes in Mexico — 2010 has so far been an “exceptional” year for weather-related disasters, German reinsurance giant Munich Re said on Thursday.
“This year really has been a year of weather records,” Peter Hoeppe, an expert from Munich Re’s Geo Risks Research department, told reporters. “The first nine months of the year have seen the highest number of weather-related events since Munich Re started keeping