The Lahore High Court (LHC) is extremely dissatisfied with the Punjab government for its inability to control the province’s smog problem.
An LHC bench hinted at declaring three holidays for all public and private schools and colleges in the province while hearing petitions against the current smog in Punjab.
The bench is also thinking about mandating WFH for all organizations in the province, both public and private. The LHC mulled over these options to protect residents from smog-related illnesses.
Justice Shahid Kareem of the LHC remarked that it doesn’t seem like the Punjab government is committed to enforcing stringent measures to reduce smog in the province.
And, he said, the province’s smog problem is getting worse by the day. In addition, Justice Shahid recommended that the Punjabi government consult with well-known international environmentalists in order to reduce the amount of smog in the province.
To prepare for the next hearing, Justice Shahid ordered the attorneys to confer with the appropriate provincial ministries concerning the closure of schools and WFH offices.