The seventh most polluted city in Pakistan is Islamabad. There are different studies that have revealed that Pakistan’s air quality is unsafe for human health. It has resulted in the premature deaths of thousands of people yearly.
Munir Ahmed, an environmentalist said this during his speech in a webinar as the chief guest. The webinar was organized by the Islamabad Devcom Centennial Leo Club in reference to the first International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies.
Ahmed said that the single worst environmental risk to human health is air pollution. It results in the premature deaths of 7 million people. These people end up dying due to a stroke, heart illness, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer, and acute respiratory infections.
He said, “We immediately need to work on the air quality of Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Peshawar, Faisalabad, Muridke, Bahawalpur, Gujranwala, Islamabad, and Rawalpindi.”
In an earlier article, Researchsnipers reported that the PM Khan gave approval to a new policy on the 10th of June that aims to curb and reduce the pollution levels and the negative effects of that on the climate change in Pakistan The government has introduced an electric vehicles initiative for shifting everyday usage automobiles to electric power.
It is pertinent to mention here that earlier due to COVID-19 and the lockdown there was an improvement in the air quality and a decrease in noise pollution worldwide. In Karachi, there was a 40% decrease in noise pollution.