The government of Punjab has announced for closing the government and private schools in Lahore on Thursday owing to the extreme smog situation, as per the reports of local media.
Owing to the sudden surge in smog all schools in the provincial capital of Punjab would remain closed tomorrow. Chief Minister of Punjab—Usman Buzdar posted on Twitter that they are closely monitoring the smog situation of Lahore. The administration is on high alert and has been given the task of speeding up the actions against crop burning and other factors that leads to smog.
He added that smog disrupts the normal routine life.
Smog has once again hit on the different areas of the Lahore city, discontinuing the routine life as the citizens are stumbling under the weather conditions.
As per the Met department, the smog has lessened the visibility to less than a kilometre, while the Air Quality Index has reached 455 in Lahore. The motorway police have instructed the drivers to reduce the speed and to make sure to switch on fog lights for avoiding any mishaps.
The CM has directed all the related departments to intensify their campaign against smog and has directed the strict implementation of the ban on the burning of tyres.
He said that the concerned authorities should take the strict needed action against the rule-breakers.
Smog is caused by the lack of rain and immense pollution. The smoke from the automobiles, factories and burning of the remains of crops could be one of the major factors behind the dense smog.