Action against factories involved in burning tyres ordered.


LAHORE -- The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday ordered action against factories involved in burning tyres.

The court also sought a compliance report from all deputy commissioners in this regard.

LHC Chief Justice Mamoon Rashid Sheikh passed the orders while hearing petitions for controlling environmental pollution and smog.

At the start of proceedings, the petitioner's counsel Ahmad Rafay Alam questioned the steps taken by the environment protection department for monitoring and controlling of smog.

To which, a provincial law officer submitted that a meeting of the environmental committee would be held soon

wherein air quality standard would be fixed. He further submitted that 747 brick kilns were sealed across the province to overcome smog whereas low interest loans were being provided to brick kilns for transfer on zigzag technology.

A Lahore Development Authority representative submitted that furnace oil was being prepared in factories by burning tyres and it was also a cause of pollution. He submitted hat at least 500 such...

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