Smog in Lahore: CM high level committee for emergency plan

Smog in Lahore: CM high level committee for emergency plan

LAHORE (APP): Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has set up a high-level committee to consider environmental situation due to severe smog in some cities of Punjab and adopting precautionary measures in this regard.

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Advisor on Health Khawaja Salman Rafique will be convener of 20-member committee while Provincial Minister for Environment and Chief Secretary Punjab will be co-convener of the committee. Secretaries of departments concerned, Additional IG Traffic Punjab, Vice Chancellor Kind Edward Medical University, DG PDMA, Chief Meteorologist Lahore and experts in environment will be its members.

The committee will evolve an emergency plan for dealing with the situation arising out of smog as well as present recommendations for saving school-going children from its effects, averting threat of traffic accidents as well as promoting public awareness regarding protective measures.

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The committee will submit its recommendations to the Chief Minister by Thursday (November 3).