Punjab govt submits smog policy before LHC

Punjab Environment department submited notified smog policy before the Lahore High Court today. 

Secretary Environment Said Anjum personally appeared before Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah. He said six air monitoring units have also been made functional to overcome smog and air pollution.

The Chief Justice ordered the secretary to present plan about plantation program in Lahore and adjourned hearing until Nov 13. Sheraz Zaka had moved the petition against smog and environmental pollution.D

Dense smog has blanketed plain areas of Punjab today morning.  

According to Motorway Control Room, Motorway M-2 from Lillah interchange to Lahore, M-3 from Pindi Bhattian to Faisalabad and M-4 from Gojra to Faisalabad have been closed for all kinds of traffic due to dense smog and zero visibility.

The road users can access to Helpline 130 and Control Room number 051-9231001 to avoid inconvenience.

The drivers have also been advised to reduce speed and maintain safe distance.

Meanwhile, Punjab government is making concerted efforts for the prevention of smogacross the province.

According to spokesman of the provincial government Malik Muhammad Ahmad Khan, 236 industrial units, accused of spreading pollution, have been sealed while FIR has been lodged against 60 units.

He said that farmers are being informed about the adverse effects of smoke from burning of munds of rice crop.

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