LHC issued written order directing to issuing of notification.
Justice Shahid Karim of LHC issued written order on petitions.
Lahore’s air quality index reached alarming levels once again.
LAHORE: The Lahore High Court(LHC) has issued an order to keep all educational institutions closed on Saturdays till the end of January due to smog.
The Lahore High Court issued a written order directing to issuing of a notification to close schools, colleges, and universities.
Justice Shahid Karim issued a written order on the petitions filed for the remedy of smog, in which it is said that the Punjab government is taking steps regarding working from home two days a week.
The order said that the word gym closure should be suspended in the notification, and the Meteorological Department should take departmental action against the officers who do not take action against smog.
On the other hand, Lahore’s air quality index reached alarming levels where the number of particulate meters reached a record 330 at 7 am.
According to the Air Quality Index (AQI), the air in central Punjab, including Lahore and Faisalabad, is still highly polluted by smog.
Due to the high air quality index, Lahore has been declared as the most polluted city, where the number of particulate meters was recorded at 330 at 7 am, while the polluted air has made it difficult for the people of Lahore to breathe.
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