Lahore (Web Desk): The Punjab government has announced the closure of schools three days a week across Lahore due to worsening situation of smog.
According to the notification, issued by the School Education Department, the decision to close the schools weekly was made in line with the orders given by the Lahore High Court (LHC).
The decision is applied to all the private and government schools of District Lahore.
"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," the notification read.
It also noted that the chief executive officer of the District Education Authority (DEA), Lahore and the concerned heads shall manage the distribution of homework to the students during the closure of schools.
On Tuesday, the LHC asked the government to notify the closure of schools in the provincial capital for at least three days a week.
Justice Shahid Karim of the LHC had passed the order while hearing public interest petitions on several issues related to the environment.
The LHC judge had directed a provincial law officer to submit the notification regarding the schools’ closure in the court on Wednesday (today).