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Business closed by 10pm due to high air pollution in Pakistan

Taslima Jamal

Pakistan’s Lahore High Court (LHC) has ordered citizens to close businesses by 10pm to curb high air pollution.

Pakistan’s Lahore High Court (LHC) has ordered citizens to close businesses by 10pm to curb high air pollution.

The court issued this order on Tuesday (November 28). Lahore High Court Justice Shahid Karim ordered that all marketplaces, eateries and other business-related activities should be closed by 10 pm.

Lahore is the second largest city of Pakistan. Lahore was again named the world’s most polluted city on Tuesday despite government efforts to reduce harmful pollution.

According to the Swiss company IQAir, Lahore topped the list of the most polluted cities in the world with an air quality of 353.

AQI says air quality between 150 and 200 is unhealthy, between 201 and 300 is harmful and above 300 is dangerous. Winter air density is higher than summer air density, which facilitates the movement of airborne pollutants and other pollutants.

Last Thursday, caretaker Punjab Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi announced that schools, colleges and all other educational institutions in 10 districts of Punjab will remain closed for an additional two days. Because the smog situation in the city is getting worse. This decision will be applicable for Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Multan, Sargodha and Sahiwal divisions.

He also announced that 10,000 students will get subsidized electric motorcycles and air purification towers will be installed in Lahore.

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