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    Water Pollution In Lahore

  • Concern voiced over water bodies’ pollution

    KARACHI: While a discussion held on Wednesday in the backdrop of an Indian court judgement remained inconclusive, the impact of drastic reduction in water flows downstream the Kotri barrage — devastating agricultural land and fishermen livelihood, polluting water bodies and an acute lack of freshwater affecting the whole province — echoed at the forum with experts calling for government action...

    This would help us restore the past...

  • Lahore smog: EPD takes action against pollution-causing factories, vehicles

    Punjab's Environment Protection Department (EPD) has sprung into action, sealing 113 factories and fining 250 vehicles after Lahore was engulfed by hazardous smog ahead of the winter season for the second year in a row...

    "The sealed factories and the fined vehicles were harming the environment and were a cause of air pollution," EPD Director Anjum Riaz said...

  • Report links 6.5 million deaths worldwide to air pollution

    5 million deaths worldwide are linked to air pollution, a number that could grow in coming decades unless the energy sector steps up its efforts to slash emissions, the International Energy Agency warned on Monday...

    In the Paris-based agency’s first report on the subject, the IEA said air pollution is the fourth biggest threat to human health, after high blood pressure, bad diets and smoking...

  • Kill pollution, save lives

    A NEWLY published report by the Lancet Commission has identified pollution as the biggest environmental cause of disease and premature death in the world...

    The report claims that almost 22 per cent of premature deaths in Pakistan are attributable to pollution — and this comes to about 300,000 deaths annually...

  • Delhi choked by pollution but Modi minister denies link with deaths

    NEW DELHI: Foreign embassies have put out travel advisories for New Delhi and a US cancelled its services, but a senior minister in the Modi government denied on Saturday any link of deaths with severe air pollution choking the Indian capital...

    The ‘foreign travel advice’ section of the UK government’s website said: “Severe air pollution is a major hazard to public health in Delhi, and a serious concern in many Indian cities...

  • Study on pollution affecting Karachi coast launched

    KARACHI: A comprehensive study was launched to assess the scale of pollution affecting the entire city coast, officials at the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) told Dawn on Saturday...

    “It will be the first time that we will have a complete picture of Karachi’s coast in terms of pollution affecting it,” said Hina Baig, a senior scientist at the NIO...

  • Govts in Asia-Pacific region fail to check river pollution

    ISLAMABAD: The Asia-Pacific region has failed to control pollution of its rivers, more than 80 per cent of which are considered to be in ‘poor health’, a new United Nations report reveals...

    The sources of the pollution are untreated or partially treated sewage, agricultural runoff, industrial wastewater and landfill leachate, and nutrient and sediments washed from degraded land by heavy rainfall...

  • Untreated sewage released into drains, streams causing environmental pollution

    Sewage from Rawalpindi city, including from private housing societies and residential and commercial units, is discharged into the Korang and Soan rivers without being treated, causing environmental pollution in the area...

    Islamabad also discharges 100 cusecs of sewage into Leh Nullah every day that has not been treated at a sewage treatment plant, causing additional pollution in Rawalpindi city...

  • Factory pollution

    I WOULD like to draw the attention of the authorities concerned to the pollution created in our colony by textile mills...

    Many persons have complained of respiratory and other diseases caused by smoke pollution...

  • Heart, lung diseases linked to pollution

    He said that from acid rain to global warming, heart diseases, acute respiratory problems and toxic pollution had devastating impact on human health as well as on the environment...

    The professor said that more than 200 million people worldwide were affected by air pollution...

  • Restaurants’ pollution

    THIS is apropos the report, ‘Car showrooms told not to park Vehicles on roads’ (Feb 27)...

    There are several kebab restaurants on both sides of Alamgir Road, DMCH Society, and a couple of marriage halls on one side which lead to parking of cars on both sides, causing heavy traffic jams in the locality
  • Hazards of pollution

    APROPOS the article ‘Dark water’ by Dr Rashida Qari in Images (April 26)...

    Pollution has always posed a danger for human beings and the planet...

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