LAHORE: Hearing the smog remediation case, the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday directed to plant trees with the help of large corporations, Bol News reported.
The relevant departments were as much responsible as much the factories were for spread of smog, the high court said. The court said the areas should be pointed out where smog was out of control.
“Action will be taken against the responsible government officers under the PEDA Act. If you remove court from the scene, then the government is doing nothing,” it said.
The LHC said smog had been eliminated in Beijing and that was a great example. According to an Indian report, smog was controlled on Diwali, the court asserted.
“If the wind blows from India to Pakistan, you will not see anything within a few steps. Thank God the wind blows from Pakistan to India,” it said adding that if the Deputy Commissioner Hafizabad visited and took action, it could be reduced.
“Make the mall road clear of parking. Side road can be used for cycling,” WASA’s lawyer Mian Irfan Akram suggested.
When his father was a District Sessions Judge, he used to go to the office on a bicycle, the court was apprised.
“In the UK, judges still come on bicycles. The judges investigating Tony Blair used to cycle. Encourage cycling two days a week,” the court directed.