Punjab government in action before smog hit Punjab | Pro IQRA News

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Lahore: Even before the smog season, the Punjab government has started taking steps in this regard. Punjab government has taken a big step in this regard. As part of the measures to be taken to prevent smog, the Punjab government has banned the burning of crop residues and garbage. It has been decided to implement Section 144 throughout the province. This decision was taken during a meeting held at the Civil Secretariat under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Punjab Abdullah Khan Sambal, where the Secretaries of Municipalities Departments, Housing, Transport, Director General Provincial Disaster Management Authority. And the relevant officials attended. Chief Secretary Abdullah Sambal ordered that the crackdown on polluting industries and vehicles should be intensified. He said that it is imperative to take advance measures to prevent smog, all relevant departments should make joint efforts. He also issued orders to the Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection to prepare a smog prevention framework. Chief Secretary Abdullah Sambal said the use of substandard fuel in steel mills and factories will be ensured and administrative and police will provide full support during anti-smog operations. He led the Department of Agriculture to promote mechanization of the farm to solve the problem of crop residue burning. Secretary of Environmental Protection gave a detailed briefing to the meeting. He further said that anti-smog groups have been formed in all districts. He said the crackdown on industries and vehicles causing air pollution is ongoing, during 19 thousand inspections, fines of Rs 44 crores, 883 cases were registered and 664 units were sealed. A control room has been set up in the environment.

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