Lahore High Court Allows Extended Operating Hours for Restaurants, Emphasizes Environmental Education in Schools


Restaurants in Lahore can now extend their operating hours from Iftar to Sehri as per the recent decision by the Lahore High Court (LHC).

Additionally, the provincial apex court has issued a written order requiring schools to dedicate one class period per week to environmental education. The order emphasizes the inclusion of practical activities related to environmental studies at least once a week. The court highlighted a report submitted to it advocating for the incorporation of environment-related subjects into school syllabi.

During the hearing, LHC instructed officials to present a detailed report on the revised syllabi in the next session. Furthermore, the Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) has been directed to devise a comprehensive cleanliness campaign involving active participation from students in schools and colleges.

The court order also noted the government counsel’s statement, mentioning the suspension of power connections to tire-burning units as a decisive action against environmental violations.

In another directive, the Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) has been mandated to halt all tree-cutting activities. They are required to inform the Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) prior to any tree felling.