Justice Shahid Karim of the Lahore High Court (LHC) requested a report from the Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR) on the installation of smog towers in the city on Thursday (September 23).
Recently, Justice Shahid Karim presided over a case hearing on groundwater protection and the environment, during which he asked about the smog towers. The Water and Environmental Commission’s focal person, Syed Kamal Haider, told the court that the Judicial Commission had given notices to 305 enterprises and steel mills polluting the city’s environment.
As soon as the smog season begins, enterprises and businesses must install air pollution control systems and CCTV cameras. Similarly, the environment secretary has been given seven days to develop a smog action strategy for the years 2021-2022.
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When Deputy Director of the Environment Ali Ijaz appeared in court, they told him that there would be a meeting under the chairmanship of the Chairman of the Water Commission to start a program to eliminate automobile pollution.
The court ordered the Food Authority to destroy the seized unhealthy foods in conformity with environmental rules while also providing a thorough smog action plan to the Environment Secretary.