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Schools in Punjab to remain closed thrice a week due to smog

In response to rising air pollution, the Punjab Government has mandated that educational institutions in the province be closed for three days each week.

The School Education Department published the three-day weekly holiday notice (SED). There will be a third holiday on Sundays.

“In compliance with the directions of Hon’ble Lahore High Court, Lahore, in Writ Petition No. 227807/ 2018 vide order dated 02-12-2022, it is notified that owing to prevailing SMOG condition, all Public & Private Schools in District Lahore shall remain closed on every Friday & Saturday, in addition to the weekly holiday on Sunday till further orders,” stated the notification.

The administration was notified to close schools in the provincial capital for at least three days a week by the Lahore High Court on Tuesday.

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While hearing public interest petitions on several environmental issues, LHC Justice Shahid Karim issued the order.

The provincial law officer was instructed by the LHC judge to present the notification of the closure today (Wednesday).

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