Burning of crop residues and waste banned in Punjab, Pakistan

Lahore: As part of the measures to stop the smog, Punjab authorities on Wednesday decided to impose Part 144 across the province to ban burning of crop residues and rubbish.

The selection was made during a meeting chaired by Secretary General Abdullah Khan Sombal in the Civil Secretariat. The executive secretaries of the various departments, along with local authorities, housing and transportation, the Director General of the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) and the participating officers of the assembly participated.

Mr. Sombal directed the officers to tighten the ongoing crackdown on industrial models and cars that cause environmental air pollution.

He stated that it is necessary to take preventive measures in the face of smog, including that departments should make collective efforts to mitigate the impact of air pollution. He also ordered the Secretary of the Environmental Safety Administration (EPD) to arrange a framework for smog prevention. It can be imposed and administrative officials and law enforcement personnel will completely restore anti-smog operations. The Department of Agriculture was asked to announce farm mechanization to deal with the issue of straw burning. All counties. He pointed out that the campaign is underway on industries and cars that pollute the air. Recording 883 envelopes and sealing 664 forms of air pollution. He added that a management room has been arranged within the Environmental Protection Department to oversee anti-smog measures.

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