Lahore, In an effort to address the severe smog situation in Lahore, the Punjab government has announced plans to induce artificial rain on November 28. This initiative comes as part of a broader strategy to mitigate the environmental and health impacts of worsening air quality in the province.
According to Zameen.com, the decision was made during a special meeting chaired by Punjab Caretaker Chief Minister Syed Mohsin Raza Naqvi. The government has also declared a health emergency in response to the critical smog levels and decided to close educational institutions, markets, and offices in eight districts on Saturday. Section 144 has been enforced in Lahore, Gujranwala, and Hafizabad, leading to the closure of public and private institutions, cinemas, parks, restaurants, and markets. This comprehensive approach reflects the government's commitment to addressing the environmental crisis and safeguarding public health in the face of escalating smog conditions.