Lahore authorities had issued orders for the demolition of a number of tyre pyrolysis plants they claimed were polluting the local environment.
Now, in a case before the Lahore High Court, an appeal by the All Pakistan Alternative Energy Recycling Association applied for an reversal of that order.
Justice Anwar Hussein then issued a written order barring the demolition of the factories until the 27th September. The factories will remain closed in the interim.
In the order, it was further said that a notice was issued to the Advocate General Punjab for judicial assistance on important points raised in the application. The petitioner contended that the tyre recycling plants were set up as per international standards, and the Environment Tribunal ordered to issue NOCs to tyre recycling plants meeting the standards.
The lawyers for the APAERA claimed that the factories recycled tyres from around 40 million vehicles each year, and the closure of the factories would prevent the production of cheap fuel from ELT. The Association has asked to Courts to completely overturn the demolition order.