Thursday, July 18, 2024

Lahore Markets, Restaurants to Close at 10pm as Smog Worsens

The Lahore High Court (LHC) directed on Wednesday the authorities to close markets and restaurants by 10:00 pm in Lahore as smog envelops the city, Aaj News reported.

Justice Shahid Karim also ordered that the restaurants be allowed to close at 11 pm on weekends.

The LHC said schools opening on Fridays should be sealed and instructed the education department to ensure strict compliance.

Schools in Lahore to remain closed three days a week due to smog

On December 7, the Punjab government ordered the closure of schools across Lahore for three days a week due to smog and worsening air quality.

The notification by the provincial government said that all public and private schools in District Lahore shall remain closed every Friday and Saturday, in addition to the weekly holiday on Sunday till further orders.

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