Lahore: According to news reports, Justice Shahid Karim of the Lahore High Court (LHC) requested a report from the Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR) on the installation of pollution towers in the city on Thursday (September 23).

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Justice Shahid Karim presided over a case hearing on groundwater protection and the environment, during which the directions were given. Syed Kamal Haider, the Water and Environmental Commission’s focal person, told the court that the Judicial Commission had given notices to 305 enterprises and steel mills that were polluting the city’s environment.

As soon as the smog season begins, enterprises and businesses are required to install air pollution control systems and CCTV cameras. Similarly, the secretary of the environment has been given seven days to develop a smog action strategy for the years 2021-2022.

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When Deputy Director of the Environment Ali Ijaz appeared in court, he was told that a meeting would be conducted under the chairmanship of the Chairman of the Water Commission to start a programme to eliminate automobile pollution. The court ordered the Food Authority to destroy the seized unhealthy foods in compliance with environmental rules while also presenting a thorough smog action plan to the Environmental Protection Agency.

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