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EPD extends date for brick kilns closure.

RAWALPINDI -- Environment Protection Department (EPD) has extended the date for closure of all the brick-kilns for two months to avoid smog in the days to come.

EPD Chairman Punjab Dr Pervaiz Hassan after successful negotiations with Brick kilns Association announced that all brick kilns in the province would be closed from October 27 to December 27 in view of the upcoming smog threat, a press release issued by Directorate of Public Relations Thursday said.

Earlier the department had decided that all brick kilns across Punjab would be shut down from October 20 .

It was also decided in the meeting that from now onwards, only those kilns will be allowed to operate which will use the environment-friendly Zigzag technology as it helps reduce environmental pollution.

The biggest reason for smog is the environmental pollution and smoke from kilns and factories.

It is to be mentioned here that the Lahore High Court Rawalpindi Bench has sought reply from

Environment Protection Agency (EPA) of the closure of brick kiln industry for two months and fixed the date of hearing December 18.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Oct 19, 2018
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