Experts Say the Cause of Air Pollution in Pakistan is local

Experts Say the Cause of Air Pollution in Pakistan is local

LAHORE: Environmental experts say the cause of air pollution in Pakistan is local, resulting in smog.

Environmental experts and activists have expressed concern over the worst quality air pollution index (AQI) exceeding 550 in the air pollution index in Lahore, the Dawn newspaper reported.

According to some devices installed in Lahore, 600 AQIs were recorded in Gulberg while the air quality index has the worst quality airspace range 300-250 in which heart, lung diseases, children, the elderly get out of the house. Is advised to abstain from any form of physical activity.

Environmental policy expert Imran Khalid said that in cold weather (autumn and cold), hot air does not allow cold air to move forward, which in turn makes the smoke clear, which is visible in Lahore and even in Islamabad. ۔


Imran Khalid, head of the Department of Environmental and Climate Change at the Sustainable Development Policy Institute in Islamabad, said: "Some sources of smog are the pollution of vehicles that use extremely poor quality fuel-control technology. Inaccessibility, industrial pollution, burning of municipal and industrial waste and brick kilns which include the use of bad fuel such as rubber tires'.

He said that the situation has worsened this year on the basis of crop residues and wind direction this year and pollution from India across the border can also affect Pakistan.

However, he said it is important to remember that research shows that the causes of air pollution in Pakistan are local.

Imran Khalid said, "There are many national and provincial laws to improve the deteriorating quality of the atmosphere, but they are not implemented. In fact, we have surveillance equipment for the timely monitoring of air pollution levels. Are not available in quantity '.

"Due to this shortage, private monitors have been installed by the Pakistan Air Quality Initiative (PAQI) to monitor pollution," he said.


Imran Khalid said, "The US Embassy has also installed its monitors in the embassies and adjoining consulates to monitor pollution".

He added that there was a clear lack of political will to meet the Smaug Commission's recommendations and to resolve the issues raised by the citizens on the Climate March.

According to the Sectoral Emission Inventory for Punjab, the highest emissions of air pollution are from the transport sector and 45% of all pollution in all sectors is generated by transport.

As well as 25% of the pollution from the industry and 20% of the pollution from agriculture, the major sectors producing overall pollution include power, industry, and transport which contribute 80% to the pollution and emissions. Photochemical smog increases in Punjab.

The ARSmog report compiled by the Agri-Culture Department and the United Nations Food and Agri-Culture Organization (UNFAO) clearly states that the wind blows from the west in the winter, so the crops from India are burned. The resulting smoke is less likely to occur
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