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Sindh EPA (SEPA) is the only EPA in Pakistan, which in 2016, quietly changed PM2.5 #AirPollution limits to x2 of Pak-EPA, while it is x3 WHO Standards.

When #LahoreSmog came, citizens took EPD to court, bec limits showed Air was #Unhealthy, but citizens in #Sindh can't do so...
It was done when Thar was being set-up by SECMC. WHO/PEPA limits mean SEPA could've been taken to court for Coal pollution.

Now #Sindh Gvt wants even more not accounting for $billions in health cost. This is blatant disregard Environment & Public Health.…
Also important to note that SEPA has not released #AirQuality reports since late 2018.


The monitoring is also only limited to #Karachi and last available reports show PM2.5 #AirPollution is at toxic levels!


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We decided to do a thread on the 17 recommendations in the #SmogCommission's Report
#ToxicAir #LahoreSmog
1. Ban on Burning of Rice Stubble and Waste
2. Shutting Down Brick Kilns in Winter Months
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Thread: #LahoreSmog of previous years led to LHC forming a Commission to issue a report, so we already have basic info to tackle it.

Contrary to popular opinion that “India does it” which our politicians propogate, the Govt report points out 10 causes, not one!

The report points out, using Punjab Govt data, that Punjab has bad #AirQuality all year, which gets worse in Winter. The data shows that @EPD_Punjab knows this for a decade!

Analysis at COMSATS university, again using Govt data, pointed that throughout a year long period, Lahore’s air stayed above the legal limit and @EPD_Punjab did nothing! No advisory! No mitigation!

Punjab Env Quality Std (PEQS) sets limit at 15ug/m3 (orange line)

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