Regional smog

Monday, Dec 04, 2023

Lahore’s current air quality index has reached a concerning level, indicating unhealthy conditions due to smog. Primary sources, such as agricultural fires, and secondary sources, like factories, contribute to hazardous particle pollution. The impact on public health, including respiratory issues and increased cancer risks, necessitates immediate and long-term strategies.

Identifying pollution sources, such as factories and vehicular emissions, is crucial. We must also collaborate with neighbouring countries like India in order to address smog and improve air quality.

Habib Hyder Laghari