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Faisalabad: Laborers announce protest as govt shuts brick kilns to combat smog

Faisalabad: Laborers announce protest as govt shuts brick kilns to combat smog

FAISALABAD  – Labor organizations on Tuesday have announced to protest against the closure of more than 700 brick kilns for two months to combat worsening of smog in Faisalabad.According to details, the provincial environment department has shut all the brick kilns and directed to take action against the violators.The kiln organizations strongly criticized the decision, […]

With smog season looming, Pakistan shuts polluting brick kilns

With smog season looming, Pakistan shuts polluting brick kilns

ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – To combat worsening smog, Pakistan’s government has ordered all traditional brick kilns closed for 70 days starting Saturday, as it promotes new cleaner kilns that could cut pollution up to 70 percent.But the measure has produced an outcry both from kiln owners, who want incentives to make the switch, and […]