CM directs all departments to remain vigilant to tackle smog.


LAHORE -- Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has directed the provincial government departments to remain fully alert and complete their departmental preparations to combat smog.

Presiding over a meeting here on Thursday, the chief minister asked the Agriculture Department to strictly ensure the ban on burning of crops' residue and added that action should be initiated against the industries causing pollution.

He ordered for implementing the ban on burning of tyres, adding that action should be initiated in case of any violation.

He said the smoke-emitting brick-kilns cause environmental pollution and therefore, these brick-kilns should be converted to zig-zag technology while the Environment Protection Department should adopt effective measures to transfer steel rerolling industries to environment-friendly technology.

Earlier, the chief minister was briefed that...

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