RAWALPINDI: The district administration has banned the burning of garbage, tyres and crop waste until December to prevent smog as winter approaches.

After directives from the Punjab government, Deputy Commissioner Omer Jehangir imposed section 144 on the burning of crop residue, solid municipal waste, and other plastic and leather items in the winter.

The Punjab home department imposed the ban on the request of the provincial agriculture department after Punjab suffered from heavy smog last winter.

The administration also directed the concerned department to register cases against violators.

After imposing section 144, Mr Jehangir also constituted anti-smog implementation committees at district and tehsil levels.

The committees are to provide administrative support for the implementation of smog policy.

Published in Dawn, October 25th, 2018

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