The Lahore High Court (LHC), while hearing a petition seeking curbs to control smog in Lahore, barred Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) from cutting trees in Lahore and other parts of the province where smog is prevalent.
Justice Shahid Karim also warned that those found cutting trees will be jailed.
In the hearing which took place on Friday, a member of the judicial commission informed the court that WAPDA staff is cutting trees in Lahore and other parts of the province because of their transmission lines.
Smog is dangerous for the lives of citizens in Lahore, the LHC judge remarked.
Lahore is consistently featured among the top ten cities with the worst Air Quality Index (AQI).
In December, some of Pakistan’s biggest cities were ranked among the most polluted in the world. Lahore, the capital of the province was ranked as the metropolis with the most polluted air thrice in one week.