The Lahore district administration on Tuesday banned public concerts, fireworks displays, aerial firing and other celebratory events on eve of New Year.

According to details, the district administration imposed a ban on fireworks in view of the worsening smog situation in the provincial capital. The govt also rejected all applications seeking permission for the display of fireworks in the megacity on New Year’s eve.

Meanwhile, public concerts and other events were banned by the district administration due to security reasons and Omicron Covid variant cases.