Punjab imposes Section 144 to control smog

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The Punjab government on Thursday imposed Section 144 across the province with the aim to control smog.

The authorities in Punjab have decided to take strict measures to control smog across the province as the winter is around the corner.

According to a notification issued by the Punjab Home Department, Section 144 has been imposed for one month across the province while setting the waste products on fire has also been banned to deal with the increasing threat of smog.

The provincial government has directed the concerned administrative secretaries, commissioners and deputy commissioners (DCs) to make certain arrangements accordingly.

The brick-kilns with old designs have been directed to remain close in order to save the environment from the smog.

It is to be mentioned here that smog causes a variety of ailments from minor pains to deadly pulmonary pneumonia and asthma diseases.

The smoke produced by automobiles and stubble burning in agricultural areas converts into smog during the month of November with falling temperatures.

It normally persists when the mean temperature remains in the range of 19-21 degrees Celsius, according to the weather department.

 

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