• Sat. Jan 28th, 2023

LHC orders extension in winter vacation of schools, colleges as smog worsens


Children walk to school amid heavy smog conditions in Lahore on December 1, 2022. — AFP
Children walk to school amid heavy smog conditions in Lahore on December 1, 2022. — AFP

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court ordered on Tuesday the authorities to close schools and colleges for another seven days on account of excessive smog in the provincial capital.

The court summoned the Provincial Disaster Management Authority’s (PDMA) director-general to the next hearing of separate pleas for efforts to control smog in Lahore. 

Later, the court adjourned the hearing till Friday (December 30).

On December 7, the LHC had ordered the Punjab government to notify a weekly three-day school closure — due to alarming levels of smog in the province.



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