Islamabad looked more beautiful and enchanting as Margalla Hills and Pir Sohawa received light snowfall for two hours after almost ten years.
Margalla hills of Islamabad had received intermittent snowfall after 10 years turning the weather of capital chilly. The mountains including picnic point Pir Suhawa wore a white snow cover and a cold wave has gripped the twin cities.
“A two inch white blanket has covered the picnic spot of Pir Sohawa and upper hills which has attracted the tourists,” an official of the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) told APP.
The people captured the rare hill snow blanket with cellphone cameras from rooftops, office windows, open spaces and waysides. And some even drove to the Margallas during lunch break to munch food in the chilly weather.
“It’s an unusual day and spending it in office is really unkind, so I’m going to Pir Sohawa picnic spot with friends to enjoy the day in a befitting way,” a private firm employee, Muhammad Nauman, said before driving up the hills near Marghazar.
The snowfall, which prompted a cold wave to sweep the capital and adjoining Rawalpindi, coincided with a rain spell. The rain began to fall on Wednesday evening and continued intermittently until the next morning bringing the mercury down to the minus 1 Celsius. The lower temperatures brought about snowfall on the Margallas.
Snow has also covered various parts of Pakistan including Galliat, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Murree and Azad Kashmir.
According to Pakistan Meteorological Department forecast, rain showers will continue in several areas, including Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Gujranwala, Sargodha, K-P, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir till Friday.
Beautiful view of Islamabad after light snowfall: