Environment Protection Secretary Dr. Naeem Rauf has ordered his district officers to ensure the closure of old technology kilns in other cities of Punjab including Lahore.
According to the details, Secretary Environment Protection while presiding over the meeting of All Kiln Association in the Committee Room of Environment Protection Department clarified that in the light of orders of Lahore High Court, the existing kilns with old technology causing smog will be closed while action will be taken against negligent employees. All the district officers of the Environment Department participated in the meeting through online. In the meeting, Shoaib Khan Niazi, President of Kiln Association informed about the difficulties faced by the kiln owners, including the request for funding for the solar scheme. DG Environment Ambrin Sajid, Director EDH Nasimur Rehman, Communication Officer Sajid Bashir, other senior officers and senior officials of the association were present on the occasion.