WWF deplores lack of measures to control smog

Dawn | Feb 23, 2021 at 7:56 AM
  • Citing the recent ranking of Air Visual’s Air Quality Index that shows Lahore continues to be one of the most polluted city in the world, the World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan regrets the government has failed to fully implement the measures necessary to keep the city’s air quality within safe limits.
  • Other factors contributing to smog are the use of sub-standard fuel, burning of crop residues and solid waste, and emissions from brick kilns and furnaces.
  • In an order issued on Oct 15, 2020, by the Punjab relief commissioner, a complete ban was recommended on crop stubble burning, vehicle emissions beyond the admissible limits, industries without emission controls and brick kilns not on zigzag technology by Dec 31, 2020.