Worsening smog forces government to ban concerts and celebratory events on New Year: Lahore
Lahore’s district administration on the 28th of December announced a ban on public concerts, aerial firing, firework displays amid the worsening smog situation in the provincial capital. At the same time, the Punjab government has rejected applications seeking permission for the public display of fireworks.
On the other hand, concerts and other public gatherings were banned in Lahore as the first case of the Omicron variant was reported in the city. The Lahore High Court on the 27th of December had also hinted at a week-long lockdown as an environmental emergency is declared in Lahore amid the worsening air quality index.