In response to Lahore’s worsening air quality crisis, the Punjab government is gearing up to implement a plan for artificial rain on November 28, as reported on November 17.
This decision emerged from a special meeting presided over by Punjab Caretaker Chief Minister Syed Mohsin Raza Naqvi, convened to address the escalating smog crisis engulfing the provincial capital. The government has selected a specified date for the artificial rain. It will be a strategic measure to alleviate the soaring smog levels plaguing the region.
Acknowledging the severity of the smog conditions, the Punjab government has declared a health emergency, prompting the closure of educational institutions, markets, and offices across eight districts of the province on Saturday. To curb the crisis, Caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi announced the enforcement of Section 144 in Lahore, Gujranwala, and Hafizabad.
Consequently, this move will temporarily close public and private educational institutions, offices, cinemas, parks, restaurants, and markets on Saturday, showcasing a comprehensive approach to addressing the pressing smog situation.