Karachi and Lahore Among the Top 5 Most Polluted Cities

Karachi and Lahore are now enlisted among the top 5 most polluted cities around the glob. Karachi stands at number four while Lahore at five.

Handan, smoke billows from all directions from the steel plants. Ash fills the skies.

Karachi and Lahore are now enlisted among the top 5 most polluted cities around the globe. Karachi stands at number four while Lahore at five.

The report is as per the Air Quality Index (AQI) that counted Pakistan amongst the countries with unhygienic air quality.

It is said that the air quality index the level of the hazardous particulate matter in most of the cities found above 250.

According to the report, Faisalabad stands at 290, Karachi 212, Islamabad 204, and Lahore 203.

An AQI of 151-200 is considered unhealthy, while an AQI between 201 to 300 is dangerous and an AQI above 300 is entitled extremely hazardous.

It is also said that an increase in air pollution in winter, changes in the wind speed, wind direction and sliding minimum temperature increases air pollution.

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