RAWALPINDI: Environment Protection Department (EPD) has again extended the date of closure of all the brick-kilns. The brick-kilns were scheduled to be closed for two months to avoid smog. EPD Chairman Punjab Dr Pervaiz Hassan after successful negotiations with Brick Kilns Association announced that all brick kilns in the province would be closed from November 3, keeping in view the weather condition, a press release said. Earlier the department had decided that all brick kilns across Punjab would be shut down from October 27. It was also decided in the meeting that from now onwards, only those kilns would be allowed to operate which would use the environment-friendly zigzag technology. Zigzag technology helps reduce environmental pollution.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 30th, 2018.