Staff Reporter Lahore
Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has directed to take steps to control smog in Lahore and other cities of the province adding that effective measures should be taken to overcome the causes.
In a statement issued on Friday, the CM directed the provincial administration, transport and environ-mental protection departments’ officials to go into the field to take action.
The government has also set up a smog monitoring cell and any slackness in implementing smog-related SOPs would not be tolerated, he informed.
Usman Buzdar directed action against smoke emit-ting vehicles adding that people be sensitized about the timely tuning of such vehicles.
Meanwhile, a ban has been imposed to burn stubble as smog is termed a calamity for humans in the province; he said and directed to take action in case of any violation.