The govt says all schools will remain closed on Nov 15 and 16 due to smog in Lahore, Gujranwala and Faisalabad.
LAHORE: (Urdu Point/Pakistan Point News-Nov 14th, 2019) The Punjag government on Thursday announced two-day holiday in public and private schools in three districts including Lahore, Gujranwala and Faisalabad due to poor air quality and smog in the area.
The announcement was made in a tweet by provincial minister for Schools education Dr Murad Raas. He said the government would protect school-going children at all costs. "The Punjab government is taking all necessary steps to improve air quality," he added.
According to Air Visual's Air Quality Index (AQI), Lahore's air quality on Wednesday remained 'hazardous' with an air quality of 447. The international air ranking shows that Lahore is now the second most polluted city of the world due to smog and poor air quality.