Section 144 imposed to tackle smog in Punjab

By: News Desk      Published: 11:38 AM, 7 Oct, 2021
Section 144 imposed to tackle smog in Punjab
A scene of smog in Lahore.–File photo.

The Punjab government on Thursday imposed section 144 for a period of one month in order to prevent people from burning the residue of different materials so that the chances of development of smog could be minimized, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

According to a notification issued by the provincial Home Department, the burning of tyres, the residue of different crops and rubber products has been banned for one month.    

The notification says that the Punjab government is taking steps on a war footing to control smog which develops in the province at the onset of the winter season. 

According to the directives, old-fashioned brick kilns will also remain closed.  

Similarly, burning polythene bags and leather items will also be prohibited.