A huge fog has engulfed Lahore, affecting visibility and forcing people to stay indoors. However, its not just fog, but a man-made smog that’s caused by pollution and other man made circumstances.
This smog is a highly toxic and can cause serious respiratory problems for people who may find it difficult to breath all of a sudden. Smog can also hurt eyes and nose by causing irritation. In Lahore, over the last past years, a smog descends every December. It is so thick that even airplane flights to Lahore are canceled as a result.In the last 5 years, this smog has grown way worse, owing to poor air quality and high amount of pollution caused by vehicles and factories.
The cutting down of trees and rapid industrialization has not helped matters as well, something that the development-focused authorities should do well to heed as well.Lahore is now considered as one of the most polluted cities in Asia. In winter months, all the pollutants tend to collect in the lower level of the atmosphere due to rains, cold spells and dry condition.
Experts state that factories in India across Eastern Punjab are to be blame as well, given their reliance on coal use. The emissions and pollutants from there carry over to this side of the border and make things worse.
As your civic duty as a citizen of Pakistan kindly sign this petition and share this as much as you can.
Let's help create a non-polluted environment for us and future generations. Also you can complaint the issue on a government environmental site, link is attached. For Pakistan. Bleed Green as a Nation.
The Remove the Toxins around Us petition to Pakistanis was written by Sabra and is in the category Environment at GoPetition.