Gujranwala District Administration Seals 6 Factories for Causing Air Pollution

Gujranwala’s district administration has closed down six factories for causing air pollution.

Punjab experiences high levels of smog in winters due to vehicle emissions and stubble burning, which causes air quality to decline to hazardous levels. The situation is exacerbated when toxic gases from factories come into the equation. People, especially children and elderly, battle with different respiratory diseases during these days.

On the directions of Additional Deputy Commissioner Revenue (ADCR) Dr. Zeeshan, district administration with the help of police raided multiple factories that were burning prohibited material. Police apprehended 26 people, including the factory owners.

According to the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Sohail Ashraf, the factories have been sealed for polluting the environment. Batteries, tires, rubber, leather, and polythene bags were being burnt in these factories. Moreover, an FIR has been lodged and legal proceedings will be initiated against them.

Gujranwala’s district administration will take strong action against factories, vehicles, and brick kilns that are polluting the environment said DC Gujranwala.

Sohail Ashraf urged the citizens to play their part in limiting emissions and ensuring a pollution-free atmosphere to the next generation.

Via: The News