Anti-smog crackdown on the cards

Anti-smog crackdown on the cards

APP October 16, 2020
A man rides a donkey-drawn cart supplying steel rods on a smoggy morning in Lahore, Pakistan November 10, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS


Commissioner Javed Akhtar Mahmood on Thursday said an anti-smog crackdown would be launched across the division and directed departments concerned to take stern action against the violators.

The commissioner expressed these views while presiding over a divisional anti-smog committee meeting. He also ordered the officers concerned to take action against people involved in garbage and stubble.

He asked the departments concerned to seal the factories becoming the cause of environmental pollution by sending notices. He maintained that the transport department and traffic police must take action against smoke emitting vehicles.

He asked the deputy commissioners to run the anti-smog drive effectively at their districts. “The brick kilns on old technology will remain closed from November 7 to December 31,” he said.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 16th, 2020.


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