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LHC orders resealing of 84 smoke emitting factories

LHC orders resealing of 84 smoke emitting factories

LHC orders resealing of 84 smoke emitting factories

LHC orders resealing of 84 smoke emitting factories

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  • Justice Shahid Karim of Lahore High Court heard petitions.
  • LDA lawyer said 84 factories were sealed on court order.
  •  The court adjourned further proceedings till November 24.
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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court(LHC) ordered the re-sealing of 84 factories that were desealed in violation of the court order and also indicated action against the responsible officers.

Justice Shahid Karim of Lahore High Court heard the petitions filed for the remediation of smog and environmental pollution.

The LDA lawyer said that 84 factories were sealed on the court order, which has been de-sealed by the Environment Tribunal. The officials responsible for burning crop residue in the Nankana Sahab district have been suspended.

The Lahore High Court has asked for the names of the officers who de-sealed the smoke-emitting factories and kilns.  The court ordered that all the de-sealed factories be re-sealed and showed the order of the Environment Tribunal, and how the tribunal de-sealed the factories. The names of the officers de-sealed should be given.

The court said that action would be taken against all of them under the PEDA Act, if any officer obeys the order of anyone other than this court, then he will be suspended, if something is sealed by a court order, then it will be not be de-sealed by another order.

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The court adjourned further proceedings till November 24.

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