Islamabad: Adviser to Prime Minister on Climate Change Amin Aslam stated on Monday that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government is taking special measures to control smog in the country.
While talking to media regarding 100-day performance on environment related issues in Lahore, he mentioned that soon after PTI government took over the power they drafted a formula and a comprehensive policy to monitor and overcome smog that had previously prevailed in the country.
Earlier, there was no policy to control and monitor smog in the country.
He also told that monitoring radars positioned at Jail Road and Wagah Border functioning helped indicate and identify air quality index that was below than 200.
The air monitoring stations are also being established around the Lahore, he added.
Adviser told that challans were issued to around 4,000 kilns owners whereas about 70% of the small steel mills in provincial capitals have been transformed to modern kilns that don’t produce smog.
He said that as many as 10,000 kilns are directed to change their technology to prevent smog situation. Moreover 18.000 challans were issued to the vehicles that emit smoke.