Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar expressed his deep reservation over sudden increase in smog in Lahore and its surrounding areas. He said that Environment Department, administration and other concerned departments should remain alert and vigilant for dealing with smog. Effective awareness campaign should be launched for adopting preventive measures with regard to smog, he added. Citizens are facing difficulties with sudden increase in smog. Concerned departments should take immediate measures in order to redress difficulties of citizens, he directed. Usman Buzdar further directed that Agriculture Department should enforce strict implementation on the ban for burning residue of crops and strict action should be taken against such industries found involved in spreading pollution. Usman Buzdar further directed to strictly implement ban on burning tyres and concerned departments should perform their duties in an effective and proactive manner.