In light of the current haze, the Punjab government has formally announced three weekly breaks for both public and private educational institutions in Lahore. Up till further notice, there will be three holidays per week.
The change occurs a day after the Punjab government was urged by the Lahore High Court (LHC) to notify the closure of all public and private educational institutions three days a week due to the severe haze that has engulfed the state.
The LHC Judge, Justice Shahid Kareem, also voiced grave unhappiness over the provincial government’s efforts to reduce smog during a hearing of the case involving the persistent haze in Punjab, notably Lahore, and its catastrophic impact on the residents.
On the other side, Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, the chief minister of Punjab, also declared an environmental emergency in the region. The change occurs as the province’s smog problem continues to worsen.
Smog-producing activities including as stubble burning, brick kilns, and smoke-emitting cars are to be controlled in the province, according to CM Punjab. He instructed the anti-smog team to follow these instructions to the letter.