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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.

tribune.com.pk/story/2066221/…
Also important to note that SEPA has not released #AirQuality reports since late 2018.

👉🏼 epasindh.gov.pk/aqm.htm

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

👉🏼 epasindh.gov.pk/Air%20Quality%…

@murtazawahab1
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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!

#SaansLenayDo
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!

#SaansLenayDo
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)

#SaansLenayDo
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