AIR is one of the crucial elements for the survival of human beings in the world. Undoubtedly, the Industrial Revolution brought many evolvements; however, it brought certain consequences among them is air pollution.
Lahore, the city of more than 11 million people is suffering from inner pollution and outer air pollutants. The inner are those which are being emitted by their industry. However, the outer pollutants are those which travels through air and mostly come from India. The air quality of the City is worsening day by day.
It is estimated that the Air Quality Index (AQI) of Lahore is 484 and is increasing. AQI is a standard to measure Air and lesser it is the better it will be; therefore, 300 is the threshold. The geographical location of Pakistan is bringing good and bad things. It is helping her to connect north and south but she is facing some negative impacts; which are becoming more visible day by day. Pakistan is one of the countries which is adversely affecting Climate Change.
There is no single cause to this emerging problem which is rising at a high pace. The traffic pollution emits a major chunk in the pollution. Moreover, industrial and agriculture also emit 10 to 20 per cent each. Advancement in both of the industries is necessary to prevent further worsening the situation.
To encapsulate, it is not an individual or some specific genera issue. Therefore, we have to make collective efforts to address this issue. The effort won’t be for a specific group of people; it is for the survival of human beings.