MULTAN: Overnight rain received in the city and its suburbs wiped out smog from the atmosphere and brought back life to normal here Tuesday.
It was a light rain measuring 5.6 millimetre, however, it cleared the atmosphere and blocking the disturbing pattern that had been haunting the people for the last many days in the form of smog.
People would no more be contracting smog-related Sinus problems and crop growth pattern would improve after rain washed dust from plants and exposed them to air and sunlight that are necessary to trigger food formation in plants, says Agriculture Information Officer Naveed Asmat Kahlon.
Smog had also forced farmers to stop cotton picking while sugarcane crushing had not yet started. Farmers would now start picking cotton again and sugarcane crushing season would hopefully begin soon after weather turned pleasant following rain, he added.
Meanwhile, an official said that no flight delayed on Tuesday. All the flights arrived and departed on time at the Multan International Airport except one from Islamabad that was scheduled to reach Multan 1700 hours but delayed for 55 minutes due to some problem other than smog, he added.
Rail and road traffic operations also returned to normal.—APP