Punjab govt declares smog calamity

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Bazdar on Sunday mentioned that smog had been declared a pure calamity for the safety of human lives in Punjab.

Usman Bazdar in his assertion mentioned that crucial powers had been given to the deputy commissioners to observe the measures being taken to regulate smog.

He mentioned that strict ban on burning of tires in factories ought to be ensured and ban on burning of crop residues ought to be strictly carried out.

Usman Bazdar mentioned that the surroundings division, administration and anxious businesses ought to guarantee implementation of the plan formulated to take care of the smog scenario and motion ought to be taken, underneath the legislation, in opposition to the industries, autos and brick kilns embroiled in spreading air pollution.

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On November 20, Particular Assistant to Prime Minister on Political Communication Dr Shahbaz Gill had blamed earlier governments for air pollution in Sahiwal.

With out naming a political social gathering, the advisor had mentioned “they constructed a coal energy plant within the lush inexperienced agricultural land of Sahiwal which has resulted within the metropolis being ranked as some of the polluted areas within the nation.”

He had mentioned when Prime Minister Imran Khan began the tree-planting programme in 2013, opposition used to make enjoyable of it.

“The damaging air air pollution has brought about respiratory and lung ailments amongst residents,” he had mentioned sharing a report which claimed that Sahiwal with 394 AQI topped the checklist of ten most polluted cities of Pakistan, adopted by Lahore and Bahawalpur.

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