The High Court directs the public administration secretary to deploy five executive magistrates within a month under the Department of Environment (DoE), to take necessary action against air and environment pollution across the country.
The High Court orders the government to conduct mobile court drives to shut the illegal brick kilns in five districts -- Dhaka, Narayanganj, Gazipur, Munshiganj and Manikganj -- in 15 days for reducing air pollution.
If you are in Dhaka city, think twice before drawing a deep breath.
The city’s air is contaminated with not only heavy metals like lead, chromium, cadmium, nickel, arsenic, manganese and copper but also with other poisonous particles, show studies.
The High Court summons chief executive officers (CEOs) of Dhaka north and south city corporations to appear before it on May 15 to explain their steps about complying with its directive to curb air pollution in Dhaka.