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Cold waves griped Azad Jammu and Kashmir and the northern areas of the country on Thursday as new spell of rain and snowfall started in different areas, forcing the people to remain indoors.

Heavy rain started in early hours of the day and continued till afternoon in the valleys and plains, while snowfall occurred on hilly areas and peaks of the mountains, bringing the daily life activities to almost a standstill in northern areas.

Margalla Hills and Pir sohawa received light snowfall for two hours after almost ten years, an official of the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) told APP.

A large number of people thronged to Margalla hills and Pir Sohawa to enjoy the snow after media reported that the city's hill resorts received snowfall after a decade. It also snowed in Abbottabad.

“A two inch white blanket has covered the picnic spot of Pir Sohawa and upper hills which has attracted the tourists,” the official said.

PMD has predicted that the showers will continue in several areas including Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir until Friday.

An attractive and eye-catching view of snow covered Margallah Hills  after rain and snowfall in Islamabad. ─APP
An attractive and eye-catching view of snow covered Margallah Hills after rain and snowfall in Islamabad. ─APP
Female students come out from their school under snow fall in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Azad Kashmir. ─AFP
Female students come out from their school under snow fall in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Azad Kashmir. ─AFP
Students come out from their school under snow fall in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Azad Kashmir. ─AFP
Students come out from their school under snow fall in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Azad Kashmir. ─AFP
Snow capped Margala Hills. ─APP
Snow capped Margala Hills. ─APP
An attractive and eye-catching view of snow covered Margalla Hills in the federal capital. ─APP
An attractive and eye-catching view of snow covered Margalla Hills in the federal capital. ─APP
People playing in  in a snow covered area in Abbottabad. ─PPI
People playing in in a snow covered area in Abbottabad. ─PPI
Children playing in  in a snow covered area in Abbottabad. ─PPI
Children playing in in a snow covered area in Abbottabad. ─PPI
Snow covered trees in Abbottabad. ─ Usman
Snow covered trees in Abbottabad. ─ Usman
A hut among snow covered trees in Abbottabad.─ Usman Turk
A hut among snow covered trees in Abbottabad.─ Usman Turk
Snow covered trees in Abbottabad.─Usman Turk
Snow covered trees in Abbottabad.─Usman Turk
Snow covered trees in Abbottabad.─ Usman Turk
Snow covered trees in Abbottabad.─ Usman Turk
Snow covered trees in Abbottabad.─Raja Asim Turk
Snow covered trees in Abbottabad.─Raja Asim Turk
Commuters passing through a snow covered road in Abbottabad. ─PPI
Commuters passing through a snow covered road in Abbottabad. ─PPI
Snow covered cars in Abbottabad.─ Fazle Raziq
Snow covered cars in Abbottabad.─ Fazle Raziq
Snow covered houses in Azad Kashmir ─ Manzar Elahi Turk
Snow covered houses in Azad Kashmir ─ Manzar Elahi Turk
Snow covered trees in Azad Kashmir ─ Manzar Elahi Turk
Snow covered trees in Azad Kashmir ─ Manzar Elahi Turk
Snow covered building in Azad Kashmir ─ Manzar Elahi Turk
Snow covered building in Azad Kashmir ─ Manzar Elahi Turk

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Ding Dong Feb 11, 2016 07:56pm

Pretty pretty Pakistan!

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Syed Moinuddin, Canada Feb 11, 2016 08:40pm

Just like what we have in Canada.

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Dr. Liaqat Feb 11, 2016 10:40pm

I can't help falling in love with Pakistan over and over again

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Fawad Ali Feb 11, 2016 10:45pm

My Lovely Pakistan We Love You. Pakistan Zindabad

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Guest66 Feb 11, 2016 11:20pm

This News brought to my mind , my very 1st and very last too Snow fall in my area while I was a grade 8 student in year 1964 , It snowed very heavily and I got so much excited that at the interval of switching Classes from one subject ( Match to English ) I ran out and brought handful of snowballs on to my desk ( mind you I was the class monitor so I could dare do that ! ) In comes the English Teacher and he sees those lumps on my desk and throws them at my face in anger , not enough , the school head master from his office also saw me doing it , so few minutes later ( when I just had got enough treatment from the English teacher ) the school head master comes in and pulls me up from my ears towards his head ( he was a tall man and I was hardly a 5 feet kid ) and I got the beating of another kind and size again ...... Never mind , I loved the snow so much , few mintutes later I was back to as if nothing has happened to me at the hands of those two Masters ! WOW

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Awais Ali Feb 11, 2016 11:38pm

Islamabad rightly the 2nd most beautiful capital of the world.

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anony Feb 11, 2016 11:42pm

My beautiful Pakistan.

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Dr Yashfaa Rao Feb 11, 2016 11:48pm

Love My City , Love My Country . Just Enjoyed The Snowfull

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Imtiaz Awan Feb 11, 2016 11:54pm

Abbottabad is so beautiful.

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Just here Feb 12, 2016 02:24am

This is alot of snow

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white noise Feb 12, 2016 03:37am

maaan this brings back nostalgia, last time it happened, I was there, right in the middle of it !! now I miss Pakistan !!!

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roy Feb 12, 2016 08:34am

i think the view of islamabad's snowis not justified by that picture. just take a snap from pindi end. it is more than stunning!

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Muslim Medina Feb 12, 2016 08:51am

Wish we had this kind of snowfall here in Toronto. So far very light snowfall nothing major. I enjoyed these beautiful pictures of snowfall in Abbottabad, Azad Kashmir.

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@Difusal Feb 12, 2016 09:13am

@Awais Ali Who told you that?

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Arshad Javed Sandal Feb 12, 2016 09:48am

Excellent Pics

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Muslim Feb 12, 2016 10:31am

Very nice pictures. Thanks Dawn.

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Dr.Cajetan Coelho Feb 12, 2016 04:15pm

Beautiful pictures. Lovely nature. Thanks.

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waseem Feb 13, 2016 12:56pm

I 'm Living Outside My Country and I Miss Everything Back Ther love you my eyes fill up with tears when typing message

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NADIR BALOACH Feb 13, 2016 04:45pm

@waseem oh my god same here same situation. how much i love my mother land my Pakistan..... my life my power is only for you my love Pakistan.....Great country

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Arun DamnIt Feb 14, 2016 04:00pm

There is no one who can have denial on these beautiful snow Dawn's pictures.

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