The Punjab Government has announced hefty fines against anyone responsible for causing smog in Lahore. The decision has been taken during the steering committee meeting on smog headed by relief commissioner Babar Hayat.
The meeting decided to impose a fine of Rs. 2,000 on smoke-emitting motorcycles and four-wheelers, while those involved in burning their harvest or smoke-emitting brick kilns will be fined Rs. 50,000. Furthermore, any factory found emitting smoke will be charged Rs. 50,000 as fine.
Meanwhile, the steering committee also directed the provincial departments to minimize the use of official vehicles to 50 percent in order to combat the rising smog, especially in Lahore. The meeting has asked the Deputy Commissioners to effectively enforce the decisions.
It bears mentioning that the steering committee has also decided to close schools in several cities in case the smog situation gets worse, especially in Lahore, Faisalabad, Gujranwala and Multan
Read more: Punjab Govt to Close Schools if Smog Worsens.