Pollution in Lahore caused by cross border field fires, says Fawad Chaudhry

10:57 AM | 30 Oct, 2019
Pollution in Lahore caused by cross border field fires, says Fawad Chaudhry
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ISLAMABAD - Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday said that cross border field fires and environmental conditions are the cause of increasing level of pollution in Lahore.

Quoting Climate Change Minister as having told the federal cabinet the Science and Technology minister said in a Tweet on Wednesday that " Pollution in Lahore is caused by cross border field fires and abysmal environmental conditions in India level of pollution at Wagha is double than Lahore city”.

“The Narendra Mordi government in India is failing in every aspect, adding that irresponsible governments are a curse” Fawad added.

Meanwhile, the Punjab Home Department has imposed a ban on the burning of crop residue, solid municipal waste, plastic and leather items for a period of three months across the province.

The ban has been imposed under Section 144 (6) CrPC, 1898, as the burning of crop residue and waste items can create smog in the zone.