QUETTA: A view of snowfall in the city on Saturday.—INP
QUETTA: A view of snowfall in the city on Saturday.—INP

QUETTA: Heavy snowfall and intermittent showers in Quetta valley and parts of northern Balochistan on Saturday brought life to a standstill with suspension of traffic between the provincial capital and Ziarat as well as the border town of Chaman.

Snowfall that started early morning continued throughout the day with a brief interval.

Traffic was suspended on the Quetta-Chaman highway due to snowfall at Khozak pass linking Pakistan with Afghanistan. Transit trade for Afghanistan was also affected and trucks carrying transit goods were stopped at the Khozak pass. Ziarat, Qila Abdullah, Qila Sai­f­ullah, Pishin, Kan Mehta­rzai, Muslim Bagh and Toba Kakari also received snowfall.

Published in Dawn, January 12th, 2020