In a major announcement, the Punjab government has announced an additional weekly holiday for all private and government schools.
As a part of the effort to mitigate smog in the provincial capital, Commissioner Lahore Muhammad Ali Randhawa decided to close schools every Wednesday “until additional notification”.
Also, the school staff has been ordered to work from home.
Moreover, markets, banks, private institutions, clubs, and hotels are likewise expected to remain closed. As per the declaration, Lahore will witness a full off every Wednesday.
Last week, the Lahore High Court (LHC) coordinated to end all new construction projects for 6 months, from October to March, because of the disturbing level of air pollution.