Anti-smog combat: School shutdown notification issued
By News Desk
November 23, 2023 07:00 PM
The Punjab school education department has issued a smog-related holiday notification, 24NewsHD TV channel reported
The educational institutions will remain closed in six divisions to avert the spread of smog-related issues, it stated.
“We’ve decided to close schools on Friday and Saturday in Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Multan, Sahiwal, and Sargodha divisions,” Punjab Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi announced during a press conference in Lahore, adding that the areas in question were witnessing severe smog.
Hours after the press conference, the Punjab Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) issued a notification which said that there would be “restricted movement” in the divisions. It said that all public and private schools, colleges, universities and educational institutions would remain closed on Friday and Saturday. It further said that all markets, shops and and restaurants would open after 3pm on both the days.