LHC Orders Smog Emergency in Punjab Ahead of Winter Season

Fri Oct 07 2022
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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday ordered the concerned authorities to impose a smog emergency in Punjab ahead of the winter season, a local TV reported.

The court issued the directives while hearing a petition seeking measures to control smog in the province. The court directed chief secretary Punjab to summon a meeting and discuss precautionary measures ahead of the winter season.

LHC directed the officials to purchase air quality sensors within two weeks and the planning department to release funds in one week for the purpose.

“Measures to eradicate smog should be finalized and a team should immediately be constituted to take action against those responsible,” LHC ordered.

Managing Director (MD) Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) appeared before the court and informed it about the measures taken in this regard.

Later, the court ordered authorities to submit an implementation report in the next proceeding, adjourning the hearing till October 14.

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