Factories sealed for spreading pollution


PESHAWAR: The district administration on Monday sealed two factories for spreading pollution in the Industrial Estate area at Hayatabad. Assistant Commissioner Ubaid Dogar along with officials of the provincial environment department paid surprise visit to Industrial Estate area and during inspection the smoke of two factories was declared hazardous and cause of pollution in the area. The action was taken in line with directives of Deputy Commissioner Shafiullah Khan, says a statement. It added that legal action will be taken against the owners of these factories. APP