KARACHI - Due to dense fog and smog prevailing in the country, some of PIA flights operating on Tuesday and Wednesday been revised, few cancelled.

PIA spokesman said that the following flights have been revised for Tuesday due to weather conditions including PK-582, PK-583 Karachi-Rahim Yar Khan-Karachi, PK-390, PK-391 Karachi-Sukkur-Islamabad-Sukkur-Karachi, PK-588, PK-589 for the sectors Karachi-Bahawalpur-Karachi have been cancelled.

PK-340 & PK-341 for the sector Karachi-Faisalabad-Karachi will operate as Karachi-Lahore-Karachi.

PK-764 Jeddah-Faisalabad will now operate as Jeddah-Lahore and PK 717 Faisalabad-Madinah will operate as Lahore-Madinah.

Meanwhile, following flights have been revised for Wednesday due to expected adverse weather conditions:

PK-582, PK-583 Karachi-Rahim Yar Khan-Lahore-Rahim Yar Khan-Karachi will be now operated as Karachi-Lahore-Karachi. PK-588, PK-589 for the sectors Karachi-Bahawalpur-Karachi, PK-684 & PK-683 Multan-Lahore-Multan have been cancelled.

PK-340 and PK-341 for the sector Karachi-Faisalabad-Karachi will operate as Karachi-Lahore-Karachi.

PIA spokesman said that the weather condition is expected to prevail for the next few days and is beyond the control of the airline. PIA has to adjust the timings of its flights due to such weather conditions, as the airline cannot operate flights with poor visibility and also keeping in view the safety requirements. This, results in either cancellation of the flights or flights operated with delays.

10 injured as eight

vehicles collide

KHAIRPUR: Around 10 persons were injured as eight vehicles collided with each other due to dense fog in separate incidents on Monday.

Thick blanket of fog and smog continued to create problems for the residents of Khairpur, Ghotki and Naushero Feroze, reducing visibility on Motorway and other roads.

Many feeders of Guddu Power Plant were tripped due to which power supply to 21 districts of Sindh and Balochistan remained suspended.

Meanwhile gas pressure also remained very low due to which people had to leave their homes without breakfast.

Three held in combing operation:

Police and Rangers on Monday jointly launched a crackdown against outlaws and arrested 23 persons, besides recovering vehicles and narcotics.

According to details, personnel of police and Rangers combed the Panjhatti chowk and its surrounding areas in order to ensure foolproof security for the Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain. During the operation, around 20 persons were held while many vehicles with tinted glasses were seized.

Meanwhile Kotdiji police arrested Nihal Rind and recovered 1,500 grams of charas from him.

Similarly, Mirwah police arrested Jalil Solangi and recovered 150 grams of charas while Setharja police arrested Abdul Waheed Nohpoto and recovered 300 grams of charas from his possession. Police have lodged cases against the drug peddlers under the Narcotics Act.