CM Punjab Announces Decision On Weekly School Holidays In Punjab to Mitigate Smog Concerns

The Punjab administration has finally decided whether or not to announce Wednesday as a public holiday for educational institutions.

The third day of the week will be a regular workday, according to announcements made by Mohsin Naqvi, the interim chief minister of Punjab.

The level of smoke in Lahore was so bad that the provincial officials had earlier discussed extending the weekly holiday. However, the government has decided against it because of the improved Air Quality Index (AQI).

CM Mohsin Naqvi said on Twitter that he had a substantial meeting with his cabinet colleagues. “Wednesday remains a regular workday based on better Air Quality Index,” he declared.

Naqvi further mentioned that the district government, the police, and the secretary of transportation are taking action against all causes of air pollution.

He said, “We’re alert and taking proactive steps to keep the Air Quality Index under control.

Furthermore, factories have received strict warnings not to burn tires or release more smoke than is allowed.

Additionally, it has been instructed for Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners to take legal action against individuals who burn crop leftovers. In order to guarantee that the general population has access to high-quality, low-emission fuels; Mohsin Naqvi has issued strong orders prohibiting the sale of inferior fuel.

In order to reduce the amount of smog, the building sector has also been provided guidelines that mandate them to cover sand and gravel and regularly spray water at work sites.

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