The Punjab government has formally announced three weekly breaks for Lahore’s public and private educational institutions due to the current haze. There will be three holidays every week until further notice.
Every Friday and Saturday, all public and private schools in Lahore will be closed, according to a statement from the School Education Department (SED). The official Sunday holiday will fall on the third day off.
The modification takes place a day after the Lahore High Court (LHC) urged the Punjab government to announce the closure of all public and private educational institutions three days a week due to the severe haze that has enveloped the state.
During a hearing of the case involving the persistent haze in Punjab, particularly Lahore, and its disastrous effects on the residents, the LHC Judge, Justice Shahid Kareem, also expressed extreme displeasure with the provincial government’s efforts to reduce smog.
On the other hand, the chief minister of Punjab, Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, also proclaimed an environmental emergency in the area. The alteration takes place as the province’s smog issue worsens.
According to CM Punjab, smog-producing activities in the province, such as stubble burning, brick kilns, and smoke-emitting vehicles, must be controlled. He gave the anti-smog team specific instructions to adhere to.