Smog continues in city, Schools to remain closed today


Staff Reporter

In the wake of dense smog prevailing in the city, all public and private schools would remain closed on Friday (today).
Besides Lahore, all public and private schools in Gujranwala and Faisalabad districts would also remain closed as well, said a notification issued by the Punjab government here on Thursday.
Citizens were forced to stay indoors as dense smog prevailed in the provincial metropolis on the second consecutive day, on Thursday.
The city’s average Air Quality Index reached 250 in the morning which was reduced in the noon. Apparently, the rain could be the only relief provider for the city residents from smog, which had made it hard to breathe.
Meanwhile, the Punjab government has announced a one-day closure of all public and private schools in the city, and a notification has also been issued in this regard.
According to Met department, cloudy weather was expected in most parts of the province during the next 24 hours. However, rain-thunderstorm was expected at scattered places in Rawalpindi, Chakwal, Jhelum, Attock, Sargodha, Mianwali, Khushab and Bhakkar while at isolated places in districts of Multan and DG Khan. On Thursday, maximum temperature in the city was recorded at 25 degree celsius.

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