LHC seeks report from DC about markets closure at 10pm

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The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday sought a report from deputy commissioner Lahore about closure of markets at 10 p.m in the provincial metropolis due to worsening smog situation.

Justice Shahid Karim passed the orders while hearing petitions, filed by Haroon Farooq and others, on several environmental issues, including smog.

A provincial law officer submitted two notifications regarding closure of schools and private offices in the provincial capital, at the start of proceedings. He apprised that the provincial government had notified that all public and private schools in Lahore district would remain closed on every Friday and Saturday, in addition to the weekly holiday on Sunday till further orders, as per the court orders.