Air Pollution in Pakistan

‘1500 factories still polluting city’

Date of Release: 
Feb 26 2016

LAHORE - Out of 1700 factories functional in Lahore, only 201 industries and mills have so far installed pollution control system device, Punjab minister Zakia Shahnawaz told the Punjab Assembly yesterday.

During the question hour on environmental protection and finance departments in Thursday’s session, the PML-N minister said that the provincial government could not seal any factory in the city on any kind of environmental violation. “This [industry] sector has already been facing hard times due to electricity load-shedding and the government doesn’t want to create more troubles.”

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