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Winter vacations extended for one week in Lahore schools

Winter vacations extended in Lahore

LAHORE –  High Court on Tuesday ordered the authorities to extend winter vacations extended in  Lahore capital of Punjab, by an additional week due to the deteriorating air quality.

After hearing a petition over anti-smog measures, Justice Shahid Kareem ordered the educational institutions to extend the winter break. By the court order, the judge also instructed officials to issue a notification in this regard.

According to the Lahore court’s instructions, the member of the judicial commission

contacted the department of education, however, the department has not yet made a notification regarding an extension.

Azhar Siddiqui petitioned the court last week to rule that the winter break

should last until the second week of January. Following arguments, the court instructed the Members Judicial Commission to discuss holiday extensions with the Education Department.

The Punjab School Education Department first declared that all public and private schools in the province will be closed from December 24 to December 31. With the most recent statement, the break will now last until January 8.

The change occurs as metropolitan, which is also the second-largest city,

continue to rank among the most polluted cities in the world. People who live in areas

with poor air quality, particularly children and the elderly, may have breathing problems, coughing, itching, and red eyes.

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