No smog restrictions over the weekend in Lahore

smog restrictions

LAHORE: With the improvement in smog situation, the Punjab government has notified that there will be no smog restrictions this weekend and all businesses, schools, banks and markets will remain open.

The Minister of Information for Punjab has announced that markets and restaurants in Punjab will operate as per routine on Saturday and Sunday, as no restrictions have been imposed for this week due to smog.

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This clarification comes after significant confusion regarding whether markets and restaurants in Punjab’s most smog-affected cities, such as Lahore, would remain open or closed due to smog-related concerns.

With the slight improvement in smog situation, Lahore has ranked fourth in the list of the most polluted cities in the world.

Overall air quality index in Lahore was recorded at 172 on Saturday morning. Highest 311 AQI was recorded in DHA Phase 8 in Lahore. Quaid-e-Azam Highway, Gulberg 2, Shimla Pahari Chowk are among the most polluted areas.

Weather in Lahore

According to the met office, the weather will remain cold and dry for the next 24 hours. The maximum temperature is likely to be 23 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperature  was recorded at 11 degree celsius.

Humidity ratio in the air will be 92 percent.

Last weekend, caretaker Punjab Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi announced that schools, colleges and all educational institutes would remain closed in 10 districts of the province on Friday and Saturday amid the worsening air quality with the onset and prevalence of smog in Lahore and other districts of Punjab. 

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