Islamabad Crowned PSL Champions

Islamabad United were crowned the inaugural champions of the HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) after they beat Quetta Gladiators in the final by six wickets at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Misbah opted to bowl first after winning the toss and the Gladiators, riding on the back of half-tons by Ahmed Shehzad (64) and Kumar Sangakkara (55), scored 174-7 in their 20 overs.

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Margalla Hills turn snowy after a decade

Cold waves griped Azad Jammu and Kashmir and the northern areas of the country on Thursday as new spell of rain and snowfall started in different areas, forcing the people to remain indoors. Heavy rain started in early hours of the day and continued till afternoon in the valleys and plains, while snowfall occurred on hilly areas and peaks of the mountains, bringing the daily life activities to almost a standstill in northern areas. Margalla Hills and Pir sohawa received light snowfall for two hours after almost ten years, an official of the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) told APP.
A large number of people thronged to Margalla hills and Pir Sohawa to enjoy the snow after media reported that the city’s hill resorts received snowfall after a decade. It also snowed in Abbottabad.
“A two inch white blanket has covered the picnic spot of Pir Sohawa and upper hills which has attracted the tourists,” the official said. PMD has predicted that the showers will continue in several areas including Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir.

Snowfall on Margalla Hills

Margalla Hills in the Federal Capital received light snowfall after 10 years turning the weather chilly. The picnic point of Pir Suhawa and surrounding hills wore a white snow cover for a few hours which with the shining of sun later melted. The light snowfall along with intermittent rain spell which started on Wednesday evening and continued till midday Thursday brought the mercury down in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

Kashmiri men row their boat in the waters of Nigeen Lake

Kashmiri men row their boat in the waters of Nigeen Lake on the outskirts of Srinagar, in Kashmir. Set in the Himalayas at 5,600 feet (1,700 meters) above sea level, Kashmir is a green, saucer-shaped valley full of fruit orchards and surrounded by snowy mountain ranges. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)