All Schools and Markets Shutdown in Lahore due to Smog

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In response to the alarming levels of smog and air pollution overwhelming Lahore, both private and government schools, along with markets, will remain closed every Wednesday until further notice.

This decisive action is part of a comprehensive effort to address the worsening air quality that has covered the provincial capital in recent days.

Commissioner Lahore, Muhammad Ali Randhawa, arranged a crucial meeting with a delegation of traders to collectively address the pressing smog issue. During this meeting, a common decision was reached to institute a citywide shutdown on Wednesdays “until further notice.”

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Effective immediately, Lahore will experience a full shutdown every Wednesday. To facilitate this, school administrations have been instructed to arrange for staff members to work from home on Wednesdays. This new schedule extends to banks, private institutions, clubs, and hotels, all of which are expected to adhere to the Wednesday shutdown.

The primary objective behind this significant decision is to mitigate vehicular emissions and reduce industrial activities on designated days, ultimately improving air pollution and improving the city’s air quality.

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Chief Minister Punjab, Mohsin Naqvi, issued a directive urging immediate action to address the worsening air quality in Lahore. The city has been grappling with hazardous levels of smog, which not only pose health concerns but have also significantly impaired visibility.

The implementation of a weekly shutdown underscores the seriousness of the smog crisis in Lahore and reflects the government’s commitment to safeguarding the well-being of its residents while working toward long-term solutions to contest air pollution.

Ammara Ahmed

Ammara Ahmed

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