Punjab’s Caretaker Minister for Transport, Ibrahim Murad, announced a stringent response to motorist environmental violations.
Ibrahim Murad claimed that over the past two months, authorities have impounded 1,511 vehicles found contributing to pollution. The initiative underscores the government’s commitment to tackling the environmental crisis, particularly the pervasive smog issue.
In his statement on Tuesday, Murad emphasized the government’s no-tolerance policy towards environmental negligence, pointing out that an additional 4,682 vehicles were sanctioned for operating without fitness certificates. He reaffirmed that the campaign against pollution is non-negotiable and that offending vehicles would be seized on the spot.
Adopting a Zero-Tolerance Approach to Smog
Resolute in his environmental endeavours, Minister Murad expressed readiness to adopt all necessary measures to eradicate smog. These stringent steps include levying substantial fines on vehicles identified as pollution contributors. The fight against smog, he stressed, involves strict enforcement protocols and a proactive stance from field staff.
He further encouraged citizens to take personal responsibility for their vehicles’ condition, warning that the government can confiscate non-compliant vehicles and impose severe penalties.
Public Participation in Environmental Safety
Beyond enforcement, the minister appealed for public cooperation in upholding smog regulations. He urged the community to actively participate in maintaining ecological balance by adhering to environmental laws. To bolster this, the government is initiating awareness campaigns to educate the populace on smog prevention and the importance of a collective effort in sustaining a clean, safe environment.