LHC recommends two-day work from home to curb smog
LAHORE: (Suno News) While hearing the petitions related to the prevention of smog, the Lahore High Court (LHC) ordered Monday that a two-day holiday should be announced in public and private colleges and offices in a week and the policy of work from home should be adopted.
During the hearing, LHC judge Justice Shahid Karim commented on the Punjab government’s decision to announce four holidays, “The only solution the government had was to announce holidays in Punjab. The Lahore commissioner talks too much in the court, but no performance. Transfer the deputy commissioners of Sheikhupura, Hafizabad, and Gujranwala. I am also issuing contempt of court notices to these officers.”
He added, “The atmosphere of Lahore city has been turned worse from bad by burning tyres in its centre. The DG environment should be changed immediately.”
He further remarked, “Millions of tyres have been recovered from the jurisdiction of five police stations. Most of the smog comes from the smoke of vehicles. Cycling and public transport should be promoted.”
The LHC judge also threw light on the traffic mess in Lahore city, adding that the construction projects going on in the city would cause smog in winter.
He ordered the officials concerned to ensure the implementation of a work-from-home policy at offices for two days a week.
It is to be noted here that the Punjab government announced four holidays across the province the previous week to combat smog which had increased to an alarming level.
The schools and offices remained closed from Thursday to Sunday.