The government of Punjab has notified Monday the shutting down of all government and private schools and private offices three days every week starting November 27 in Lahore, in its measure to curb the smog.

The government has announced its decision amid the alarming smog issue so that the frequency of traffic on the roads contributing to the pollution and likelihood of accidents can be mitigated.

Starting Nov 15 till Jan 27 the public and private schools and all private offices shall remain closed on Saturday, Sunday and Monday in Lahore, the notification said.