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Life returns to normalcy after end of countrywide protests

KARACHI: Business and other activities resumed in Karachi, Lahore and other big cities of the country after the sit-ins staged by religious parties against a Supreme Court verdict ended on Saturday, ARY News reported. Demonstrations that started on Wednesday, after Supreme Court's verdict to release Asia Bibi, had left major highways, including the motorway connecting Lahore and Islamabad — blocked and routine life paralyzed in major cities, and caused massive traffic jams countrywide. The protest rallies and sit-ins…

Smog continues to grip Punjab cities, disrupts routine life

LAHORE: The major cities of Punjab on Wednesday covered in dense smog, disrupting the routine life as the citizens are reeling under such weather conditions. Due to presence of thick smog, the commuters remain stranded during early hours of the day due to inadequate visibility, besides undergoing breathing difficulties and eyes’ irritation. The visibility on the motorway dropped to 200-300 metres in the morning. The motorway police have instructed the drivers to reduce speed and ensure switching on fog lights to avoid…