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LHC orders PEMRA to launch smog awareness campaign

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The Lahore Excessive Courtroom (LHC) on Tuesday directed the PEMRA to launch a smog consciousness marketing campaign on tv channels.

A bench of the excessive court docket, dominated over a petition complaining absence of steps from the town authorities to curb smog within the provincial capital.

“Dont inform within the consciousness message that the Punjab authorities has launched a plan to curb smog,” the bench directed.

“Why the smog not being cleared from the town,” the court docket requested the PDMA director of Punjab.

“Low temperature within the space inflicting the smog,” Director Provincial Catastrophe Administration Authority (PDMA) stated. “It should come to an finish in few days,” the official stated.

Mayor Lahore in his assertion instructed the court docket that brick kilns had been nonetheless operating. The smoke blackens garments darkish, when an individual stands close to these (brick kilns),” the town mayor stated.

“Encroachments have been eliminated, site visitors guidelines made, fines enhanced, nonetheless the smog persists,” mayor stated. “It appears the federal government is just not severe to resolve the difficulty,” he opined.

“The automobiles aren’t being stopped, there are lengthy queues of automobiles owing to M-tag,” Mayor Lahore stated in his suggestions to the court docket.

In a earlier listening to Justice Shahid Karim urged for organising parks and inexperienced rooftops to regulate the warmth.

The bench additionally dominated for removing of unlawful encroachment on the Mall Highway and tree plantation alongside the Canal Highway of the town.

The excessive court docket is listening to a case associated to the growing risk of smog in Punjab, particularly in Lahore.

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