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Order to Increase the Fine for Smoke Emitting Vehicles from Rs 200 to Rs 2,000

The Lahore High Court (LHC) has ordered to increase the fine for vehicles emitting smoke from Rs 200 to Rs 2,000 and to stop the vehicles for three days to control smog in a timely manner.

According to details, Justice Shahid Karim of the Lahore High Court heard the case against the failure to control smog in time. Focal person Syed Kamal Haider submitted the recommendations of the Environment Commission to the court.

The Environment Commission has recommended that Chung Chi rickshaws be stopped on all model roads in Lahore and the fine for smoke emitting vehicles be increased from Rs 200 to Rs 2,000.

The recommendations said that the Finance Department should soon introduce the Motor Vehicle Bill, which has been pending for 6 years, in the Cabinet soon and the vehicles that pollute the air should be stopped for 3 days.

Approving the recommendations, the court ordered a fine of Rs 2,000 for vehicles and a three-day ban on smoke-emitting vehicles, while directing the Home Department to submit a motor vehicle bill, which has been pending for six years, to the Cabinet soon.

The petitioner had taken the position that smog is becoming a dangerous situation every year which is spreading respiratory and other diseases among the people. The government does not work for the prevention of smog all the year round due to which smog is increasing.

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