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23 should be declared as the year of crisis against smog, Dr. Sajid. Photo: Express
Lahore: The smog action plan has produced good results, smog has reduced this year, it will reduce further in the next ten days, there is a ‘zero tolerance’ policy on environmental pollution, action has been taken against 583 factories, factories and other units since August. Fines of 34 million were made. The experts expressed this opinion, “How can you save from smog?” From the “Express Forum” organized on the subject of
Dean of Faculty of Geosciences Punjab University Professor Dr Sajid Rasheed said that India has a big share in environmental pollution and smog, pollution is created by burning crop residues, along with India we also have our own problems due to pollution. transport in smog is more than 30%, awareness needs to be spread about smog, 2023 should be declared as the year of crisis against smog and climate change.
The Director of the Department of Environment Naseem Rehman Shah said that measures have been initiated from May through the Smog Action Plan, and that is the reason why the smog did not increase this year, but in the next ten days, the smog will decrease further. and in the We have formed smog squads in North Lahore, Sheikhupura, Gujranullah and other cities with the power to have zero tolerance policy against kilns, factories, factories and other polluting units.
Director of Meteorological Department, Lahore Chaudhry Muhammad Aslam said this month the rain will be less than normal while there is a clear chance of smog increasing, we have to be ready, the wind speed should be low and the weather should be stable to eliminate smog. , but now because of the weather If it changes, the environment is favorable for smog, pollution is high in India in October and November, crop residues are burned, so when these winds come from India to Pakistan, they bring corruption with them.