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Heavy snowfall that has been continuing in various parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Shangla district for three days has turned the weather cold and restricted the residents of hilly areas to stay indoors.

Nevertheless, children rejoiced on hills covered with a blanket of snow in Shangla, even as the precipitation made getting around difficult.

Meanwhile, Murree and its adjoining areas received six inches of snow on Tuesday after a long dry spell. A large number of tourists thronged the hill station and engaged in snowball fights.

Children walk on a snow-covered hill in Shangla.— Umar Bacha
Children walk on a snow-covered hill in Shangla.— Umar Bacha
A man walks on a road covered with snow in Shangla.— Umar Bacha
A man walks on a road covered with snow in Shangla.— Umar Bacha
Children enjoying snow pose for a photo in Shangla.— Umar Bacha
Children enjoying snow pose for a photo in Shangla.— Umar Bacha
Heavy snowfall has been received in various parts of Shangla district since Monday.— Umar Bacha
Heavy snowfall has been received in various parts of Shangla district since Monday.— Umar Bacha
Children play with snow during the first snowfall of the year in the hill resort of Murree.— APP
Children play with snow during the first snowfall of the year in the hill resort of Murree.— APP
Trees are sprinkled with snow in Shangla.— Umar Bacha
Trees are sprinkled with snow in Shangla.— Umar Bacha
People walk under umbrellas during the first snowfall of the year in Murree.— APP
People walk under umbrellas during the first snowfall of the year in Murree.— APP
People walk on a snow-covered road in Shangla.— Umar Bacha
People walk on a snow-covered road in Shangla.— Umar Bacha
Heavy snow covers a tree in Shangla.— Umar Bacha
Heavy snow covers a tree in Shangla.— Umar Bacha
A man removes snow from a car during the first snowfall of the year in Murree.— APP
A man removes snow from a car during the first snowfall of the year in Murree.— APP
Heavy snow covers rocks in Shangla.— Umar Bacha
Heavy snow covers rocks in Shangla.— Umar Bacha
A view of a bridge covered with snow in Shangla.— Umar Bacha
A view of a bridge covered with snow in Shangla.— Umar Bacha
Two men push a car through snow in Shangla.— Umar Bacha
Two men push a car through snow in Shangla.— Umar Bacha

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MG Dec 13, 2017 03:08pm

Nice but the clothes n shoes worn by most is not suitable for such a temperature.

Ahmed Dec 13, 2017 03:23pm

Beautiful

Silent observer Dec 13, 2017 04:13pm

Beautiful Pakistan.

Qasim Dec 13, 2017 08:23pm

Driving becomes very difficult in snow

Bashir Elwin Dec 13, 2017 10:01pm

What a delightful pictures of the Northern areas of Pakistan?

Tariq, Lahore Dec 13, 2017 11:50pm

@MG - There's no such thing as bad weather as long as one has the 'correct' wardrobe to cope with the prevailing conditions!

Arthur W Dec 14, 2017 02:11am

Congrats on the snow but people are perhaps not dressed properly for this weather as someone already pointed out. Also the snow ought to not merely be in Muree but also reach Karachi . It snowed in Houston recently.

kumar Dec 14, 2017 04:08am

Beautiful!

XYZ Dec 14, 2017 07:06am

Beautiful scenery. Beautiful land Pakistan.Hats off to the locals. Born in their element. Ability to withstand the cold is astonishing.

EMAD Dec 14, 2017 07:47am

@MG "Nice but the clothes n shoes worn by most is not suitable for such a temperature." Sir they are local people and their ancestor have been wearing these types of clothes for thousands of years and survived . I know you are impressed by Western style clothing and Imported product. P.S Pakistani love our National dress Shalwar and Kameez and love to wear it all the time.

Manoj Dec 14, 2017 09:21am

Beautiful pictures. Thanks Dawn for showing a different face of Pakistan :)

Haji Boy Dec 14, 2017 04:33pm

Nice goos pics

hassan khawri Dec 14, 2017 06:36pm

Not only snow, but wind also plays vital role for cold temperature (this we call "WIND CHILL" here in Canada). It is right now -18 and wind chill -24 in my city at 8:30 a.m.)

aghaata25@yahoo.com Dec 14, 2017 08:45pm

After living for a long time in the West, it makes me wonder what JOY means to people in Pakistan. I don't see any happiness on peoples faces on movements (in the pictures).

aghaata25@yahoo.com Dec 14, 2017 08:54pm

Pictures are so beautiful, really stunning. But faces of the people are joyless, no happiness in their movements either

Rev. Eldrick Lal Dec 15, 2017 01:23am

So glad to see people enjoying extreme,y cold weather in Murree.

LAHORI KID Dec 15, 2017 08:53am

Alright people, understand that its Pakistan, people wear shalwar kameez, during winter, they wear jackets or heavy blankets, it is what it is, for most, that's all they can afford, its not like they can run to a near sporting goods store and buy NIKE jackets. Look closely, no one is complaining, they all have smiles on their faces, why are we complaining about the wardrobes. just appreciate the beauty, lot of people here in United States think we are a huge desert.

LAHORI KID Dec 15, 2017 08:56am

Last time I went to Murree was back in like 1970, I was 7 years old, it looks just as beautiful as ever. Thank you DAWN for always bringing back great memories for unlucky guys like me who has nothing left in Pakistan except memories from ages ago.

Amjad sirhindi Dec 15, 2017 03:03pm

Beautiful pictures of my Pakistan.

Amjad sirhindi Dec 15, 2017 03:03pm

Beautiful pictures of my Pakistan.

Amjad sirhindi Dec 15, 2017 03:05pm

So beautiful.

Hafeez, Canada Dec 15, 2017 08:20pm

Beautiful Pakistan ....Jeans and padded jacket rather than shalwars are better in cold weather like this. Business thought for Costco or Walmart.

Bizjet designer-USA Dec 16, 2017 02:53am

Absolutely Beautiful...... Rockies Mountains of Pakistan.....No different from Vermont, USA Thank you DAWN for sharing beauty of Pakistan

Kailash shinde Dec 16, 2017 06:37pm

Would like to visit one day such beautiful place