December 10, 2023
Crackdown on Smoke-Emitting Vehicles to Combat Smog in Lahore
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Crackdown on Smoke-Emitting Vehicles to Combat Smog in Lahore

Crackdown on Smoke-Emitting Vehicles to Combat Smog in Lahore

Crackdown on Smoke-Emitting Vehicles to Combat Smog in Lahore

Crackdown on Smoke-Emitting Vehicles to Combat Smog in Lahore

Lahore, Pakistan’s bustling metropolis, home to 11 million people, is grappling with severe air pollution, consistently ranking among the top three most polluted cities. In a decisive move, the Punjab authorities have announced a comprehensive crackdown on vehicles emitting harmful smoke, intensifying their efforts to combat the pressing issue of smog in the region.

Punjab Transport Minister Ibrahim Hassan emphasized the need for an indiscriminate crackdown, with the Punjab Safe Cities Authority (PSCA) and Transport Department jointly overseeing the enforcement measures. Vehicles found emitting smoke will face penalties, with challans amounting to a significant sum of up to Rs7,000.PSCA and Transport Department Join Forces for Environmental Protection.

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Taking a proactive stance, the Punjab Safe Cities Authority (PSCA) and the Transport Department are collaborating to ensure the success of the anti-smog campaign. This joint effort aims to not only penalize polluting vehicles but also to create awareness about the environmental impact of vehicular emissions. The authorities are keen on fostering a sense of responsibility among citizens to contribute to the collective goal of cleaner air.Punjab Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi has added another layer to the preventive measures by mandating the use of face masks in 10 districts severely affected by smog.

These districts include Lahore, Nankana Sahib, Sheikhupura, Kasur, Gujrat, Sialkot, Narowal, Hafizabad, and Mandi Bahauddin. The decision, supported by health authorities, underscores the gravity of the situation, deeming smog a serious and imminent threat to public health across all age groups.Face Masks Mandate: A Protective Measure for Smog-Impacted DistrictsIn response to the escalating smog crisis, the Punjab Chief Minister has implemented a mandatory face masks policy in the most affected districts.

This move is a crucial step towards safeguarding the health of residents, acknowledging the detrimental effects of smog on the well-being of the population. The directive aims to instill a culture of health consciousness, urging individuals to take proactive measures for their own protection and that of the community.

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