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Workers decry unplanned closure of brick kilns

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November 3rd, 2020; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; Today, hundreds of Kiln Workers staged a protest against the government's decision to shut down brick kilns from Nov 8th. Per the worker’s while, kiln owners have been given subsidies & Tax Breaks, no such provision has been made for the workers.

Rights Watch | August 27th 2020

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 Federal Education ministry will hold meeting with education ministers on September 7. The decision on reopening educational institutions in phases from Sept 15 will be announced after the meeting.

Smog – A human rights issue

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Though air pollution is a year-round phenomenon, it is smog that Lahore is most concerned with – sometimes referred to as the city’s fifth season. Multiple theories about the causes as well as possible solutions of smog in Lahore have come forward throughout the years, but the Punjab Government has no other answer than trans-boundary pollution. Therefore it cannot be controlled. And therefore, it is not a concern of the Punjab Government.