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Pakistani cultural capital is now world’s most polluted city

A thick cloud of smog that enveloped Pakistan’s cultural capital on Wednesday has earned it the ignominious title of the world’s most polluted metropolis, in accordance with a Swiss air high quality monitoring firm.

Platform IQAir mentioned that Lahore now stands on the prime of its polluted cities rating with an air high quality index of 203 on the US AQI scale, versus runner-up Delhi, India, with 183. That standing was at 0949 GMT; the 2 cities had traded locations at the very least as soon as over the course of the morning.

Growing smog and particle-laden air has sickened 1000’s of individuals with respiratory and different diseases, forcing many to remain at house on significantly soiled days like Wednesday.

Dhaka, Bangladesh got here in third, with an index of 169, and Kolkata, India at fourth, with a studying of 168. Lahore stood at third place a day earlier.

Lahore was as soon as referred to as town of gardens, which had been ubiquitous in the course of the Mughal period of the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries. Intense urbanisation and surging inhabitants progress have left little room for greenery throughout town, Pakistan’s second largest after the capital Karachi.

Docs are advising individuals to put on face masks to keep away from respiratory associated ailments.

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