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Punjab announces winter vacations for schools in two phases

Decision taken to counter smog

SAMAA | - Posted: Dec 21, 2021 | Last Updated: 1 month ago
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Posted: Dec 21, 2021 | Last Updated: 1 month ago

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The Punjab government, in an attempt to control smog, has announced winter vacations for schools in the province in two phases. A notification issued by the education department was presented in the Lahore High Court Tuesday. Winter holidays in Punjab, with an exception of 12 cities, will begin from December 23 and continue till January 3. The decision was taken after the court instructed the government to take measures to control smog in the province. In these cities, vacations will commence from January 3 and last till Janaury 13, as per orders from the National Command and Operation Centre. Jhelum Mianwali AttockMuzaffargarh Chakwal Bhakkar RawalpindiRajanpur Layyah Rahim Yar Khan Dera Ghazi Khan Chiniot At the previous hearing, Justice Shahid Karim instructed the Punjab government to immediately announce holidays for educational institutions after smog levels in Lahore reached a four-year high. Toxic haze in the city and its outskirts made it difficult for people to breathe. The air quality of Lahore has been in shambles making it top the list of the world’s most polluted cities several times within a week.
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The Punjab government, in an attempt to control smog, has announced winter vacations for schools in the province in two phases. A notification issued by the education department was presented in the Lahore High Court Tuesday.

Winter holidays in Punjab, with an exception of 12 cities, will begin from December 23 and continue till January 3. The decision was taken after the court instructed the government to take measures to control smog in the province.

In these cities, vacations will commence from January 3 and last till Janaury 13, as per orders from the National Command and Operation Centre.

  • Jhelum
  • Mianwali
  • Attock
  • Muzaffargarh
  • Chakwal
  • Bhakkar
  • Rawalpindi
  • Rajanpur
  • Layyah
  • Rahim Yar Khan
  • Dera Ghazi Khan
  • Chiniot

At the previous hearing, Justice Shahid Karim instructed the Punjab government to immediately announce holidays for educational institutions after smog levels in Lahore reached a four-year high.

Toxic haze in the city and its outskirts made it difficult for people to breathe. The air quality of Lahore has been in shambles making it top the list of the world’s most polluted cities several times within a week.

 
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