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Plan in process to overcome smog and pollution

The district administration of Rawalpindi has developed a plan to combat the harmful impacts of smog this year.

The Punjabi government has been asked to deploy a mobile station to track air pollution as part of the strategy.

According to district administration officials, there is a chance that the garrison city may see significant smog this year as well, similar to past years.

The district administration has made the decision to create specialised anti-smog squads to keep an eye on brick kilns, factories, and moving vehicles throughout the area that release smoke.

The anti-smog teams will also keep an eye on how hospital garbage is disposed of properly, and all district residents will be prohibited from burning any form of plastic waste.

The Punjab government, according to officials, has decided to set up specialized labs around the state to safeguard residents from the perils of smog.

To monitor the presence of pollutants/smog in the environment and its impacts on human health, the district administration has asked the Punjab government to supply a mobile testing lab/station that will be stationed in the commissioner’s office.

Officials from the district administration claim that starting next week, an awareness campaign will be launched throughout the district to inform residents of the harmful effects of smog and what they can do to help reduce it.

The anti-smog teams would have the authority to levy severe fines against offenders.

A campaign to educate the public about the harmful consequences of smog and what they can do to reduce it will begin throughout the district, according to representatives of the district administration, starting the next week. Heavy fines will be imposed on violators by the anti-smog squads.

They said that the Punjab government had made the decision to enforce Section 144 across the province, outlawing the burning of rubbish and crop residues and that an anti-smog squad would be established to take action against businesses and cars that pollute the air.

As smog and pollution impair people’s health and can result in serious lung, heart, and blood vessel conditions, separate counters will be put up in each of Rawalpindi’s three affiliated hospitals to check on patients who are suffering from these conditions.

Smog and pollution damage people’s health and can result in significant lung, heart, and brain conditions. As a result, separate counters will be put up in each of the three allied hospitals in Rawalpindi to check on patients who may be suffering from these conditions.

To take action against smoke-emitting vehicles, the Regional Transport Authority will collaborate with the city traffic police and the highway police.

According to officials, efforts are being taken to ensure that the awareness campaign is successful so that individuals may contribute to reducing the effects of smog.

Mahnur Mehfooz
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Mahnur is MS(development Studies)Student at NUST University, completed BS Hons in Eng Literature. Content Writer, Policy analyst, Climate Change specialist, Teacher, HR Recruiter.

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