Educational institutes, offices to remain shut for three days a week in Lahore due to smog

LAHORE: Authorities in Lahore have decided to shut all schools and offices three days a week in view of the smog conditions in the provincial capital.

According to a notification issued by the Punjab government, the public schools and offices will remain closed in Lahore from November 27 to January 15 – on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

The educational institutions, however, will be able to organise online classes to keep up with the academic planning.

Likewise, private companies would allow their employees to work from home during the closure.

Meanwhile, in his statement, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar said the authorities will take every step necessary to overcome the smog situation.

He added that a ban has already been placed on setting industrial material, crop leftover and tires on fire, to avoid a deterioration of the issue.

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