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The health toll of air pollution

One thing which still remains binding between Pakistan and India and reminds us of each other is the weather and the atmospheric environment and its consequences on both sides of the…

Pollution in the air

Every day, thousands of drivers are forced to idle needlessly on the roads of the federal capital in the name of ‘security’. Indeed, security in and of itself is important.…

Politics of pollution

Once deemed a strong contender in the race to economic prosperity, Pakistan has since lagged behind, scrambling to sustain its ever-growing population through the proliferation of industrial enterprises. The country…

Tackling air pollution

‘The Air Quality Life Index (AQLI) shows that strong pollution policies pay back in additional years of life for people across the world. The AQLI’s latest data reveals that reducing…

Combating pollution

WHILE Pakistan’s carbon emissions are very low in comparison to the rest of the world, it is among the most polluted countries in terms of ambient (outdoor) air pollution and…

Pollution haze

As the latest in a long line of ‘global climate summits’ comes to an end we – and future generations – are offered yet another litany of promises to ‘phase…

A mindset for pollution

It’s the same time and the same smog but a different year. A lot many reasons have been pointed out for the scary smog that visits Lahore but hardly any…