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School timings in Punjab revert to normal post smog

LAHORE: With the smog having subsided to a great extent in the province, regular timings have been restored for both private and government schools from Wednesday.

Earlier in November, the Punjab School Education Department ordered the school timings to be changed and ordered the schools to begin classes at 9am in the morning.

The Punjab government had announced a change in school timings earlier this month to protect children from the effects of smog as the cold weather and poisonous smog created health problems for the young school children.

The issue was also by taken up by Lahore High Court Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah, who had ordered the environment secretary to inform the court about steps being taken to control the smog.

The chief justice had also imposed a Smog Emergency Health Action Plan, after rigorous hearing of a writ petition filed on Nov 14 in public interest to address the issue of in the province.

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