LAHORE: The Punjab authorities on Thursday introduced closure of colleges in Lahore, Faisalabad, and Gujranwala owing to dense smog.
In accordance with a notification, November 22 has been declared a vacation in any respect the private and non-private colleges.
“Within the wake of dense smog, the private and non-private colleges working inside territorial limits of the above stated districts will stay closed on 22nd November 2019,” learn the notification put out by the Punjab College Schooling Division.
Earlier this morning, a thick blanket of smog coated giant swathes of Punjab, together with Lahore, forcing diversion of three flights to Islamabad.
In accordance with officers at Allama Iqbal Worldwide Airport, flight quantity QR 628 from Doha to Lahore was diverted to Islamabad airport on account of poor visibility brought on by intense smog.
The flights from Damam and Urumqi have been additionally diverted in the direction of Islamabad from Lahore for a similar cause.
Furthermore, flight quantity PK 650 from Islamabad to Lahore was stopped from taking off, whereas flight quantity SV 735 from Jeddah to Lahore additionally going through delay on account of visibility downside brought on by smog.
The visibility vary on the motorway from Lahore to Sheikhupura had additionally reached to 100 metres as fog engulfed the world within the morning.
A spokesperson of the Motorway Police suggested individuals to keep away from pointless journey on account of poor visibility, which may turn into harmful for the commuters.