Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has ordered immediate action against individuals responsible for smog in a bid to control the problem. According to details, a high-level meeting was held to assess measures to control smog caused by Chinese industries, wheat, flour and urea. The concerned authorities briefed the Prime Minister on actions taken to control smog.
It was reported during the briefing that the crackdown against smog caused by urea, fertilizers, and Chinese industries is underway, and law enforcement agencies have seized 49 trucks yesterday to prevent smog at the border. Joint petrol-teams have been established to stop smog and four joint petrol checkpoints have been set up in Balochistan.
The Prime Minister directed the concerned authorities to increase the number of checkpoints and ensure the sale of Chinese products at Rs. 95 per kg. In addition, the Sugar Advisory Board was called for an emergency meeting to determine the support price for sugarcane. He also ordered that necessary items should not be imported if they are the cause of smog, and immediate action should be taken against individuals responsible for smog. A plan of action to control smog should be presented within two days, and the country cannot bear smog in the current economic situation.
The Prime Minister expressed his displeasure over the slow pace of work to control smog, saying that the number of checkpoints in KP and Balochistan border districts should be increased, and action should be taken against individuals responsible for smog in a timely manner. The Prime Minister said that everyone needs to play their role to control smog and prevent further damage to the environment.
Overall, the Prime Minister has ordered immediate action against individuals and industries responsible for smog, and has asked for a plan of action within two days to control smog. The government is also increasing the number of checkpoints in border districts and ensuring the sale of Chinese products at a controlled price