SMOG – Pakistan & India time to learn from California!

SARRC is the right platform?

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  • Smoke with Fog
  • Fight like "Dengue" is required

Los Angeles is the city of California, the city of California, where similar atmosphere was created eighteen years ago but now it has been controlled.

During the last few weeks, many cities of Pakistan and India remained in the fog, which caused health problems as well as many deadly accidents.

Environment experts call this seasonal pollution as smog, a mix-up of smoke & fog. The wound of the frozen fog is limited to the extent that the roads have to be suspended as well as the flight schedules.

Naeem Qureshi, President of the National Forum on Environment and Health in Pakistan said that increase in urban population in Pakistan and due to irrigation of trees is the reason why environment is polluted, clean the natural source of doing is no longer available.

As per expert’s opinion, Smog also do have roots in Indian cities where farmers burnt their crops at end of season, industrial pollution is also the core source for it. Hence it is a regional issue and not specific to one city or country, it should be taken up on regional platform to plan short-term & long-term strategies to resolve it by putting effort in next couple of years on permanent basis.

SAARC provides a platform for the peoples of South Asia to work together in a spirit of friendship, trust and understanding. It aims to promote the welfare of the peoples of South Asia and to improve their quality of life through accelerated economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the region.


India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and all other south Asian countries are part of it, policy making should be done at this level which can strictly be followed in whole region to fix this issue on permanent basis.

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