Punjab government has decided to close down laboratories constructed for environment protection in six cities of the province, including Rawalpindi. The purpose of these laboratories was to research and monitor the environment to protect it from pollution. These labs had nothing to do for the last three months and utility bills, office rent and furniture degradation were causing a loss to the provincial government. Therefore, the government decided to close down the laboratories in six cities, including Rawalpindi. The employees of the laboratories were informed of their dismissal, causing massive frustration in this regard.