The prevailing situation of smog is taking a toll on the Punjab government, which seems to have no permanent solution to air pollution.
From criminalizing crop burning (a fundamental cause of smog) to shutting down brick kilns and closing schools, the provincial government has used all the arrows in the quiver; but the problem persists.
Following the scattered rains on Thursday night and Friday morning, the smog level in Lahore temporarily went down but reached a hazardous level again.
This has forced the authorities to think of immediate and effective measures to eradicate the situation. After meetings with Commissioner Lahore Division Asif Bilal Lodhi, the officials have decided to use artificial rain to decrease the smog level in the provincial capital