Theater owners get relief over timings from Lahore High Court

Courts emphasizes people need to make changes in lifestyle to mitigate hazard
<p>Photo: AFP</p>

Photo: AFP

The Lahore High court (LHC) has directed authorities extend the time for shutting down movie theaters by 11:30pm, SAMAA TV reported Tuesday.

The LHC heard the petition against orders of the government to close movie theaters by 8pm.

Justice Shahid Karim heard the petition of the Punjab Artist Producer and Theaters Association (PAPTA) to nullify notification for closure of theaters at 8pm.

On the petition, LHC extended the deadline by 11:30pm.

The bench remarked that people will have to make changes in their lifestyle to control the health hazard.

The court maintained that there will be no further discussion on the matter.

Justice Shahid Karim remarked that the whole city must go to sleep early to eliminate the smog.

Earlier on December 27 (today), the high court also ordered the Punjab government to extend the winter holidays of all educational institutions for a week because of extreme smog in the city.




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