November 07, 2019
The Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that yesterday’s sudden increase of smog in Lahore and its suburbs was because of burning the remaining of crops in the border area of India besides changed in direction of wind. Situation is much batter due to the last night rain, he added.
Usman Buzdar said that he continued to monitor smog related situation till late in night and issued instructions to the concerned department and administration in this regard. Administration and traffic police were made active for redressing the problems of citizens. He further maintained that instruction has been issued to the concerned department to remain alert for coping with smog related situation in the coming days. Usman Buzdar said that the Environment and other concerned departments including administration should ensure the implementation on the plan formulated to cope with smog in letter and spirit and negligence will not be tolerated in this regard. Chief Minister while issuing instruction to speed up the ongoing campaign against industries, vehicles and brick-kilns involved in spreading pollution said that strict legal action should be taken against responsible. He further directed to run awareness campaign for informing the people about the preventive measures to protect themselves from smog.