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Pakistan: Amnesty International calls for "Urgent Action" over Lahore smog

0 23.11.2019 Инфо

W/S Closed school gate, Lahore
M/S Closed school gate
M/S College exterior
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SOT, Muhammad Mateen, Lahore resident (Urdu): "It is very harmful for us. Children are the most affected. And the government must take some steps especially to deal with the problem in the future."
M/S College sign
M/S Closed school gate
W/S Exterior of closed school
W/S School gate
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SOT, Shahid Ahmed Butt, Lahore resident (Urdu): "The smog is heavy and is causing serious damage. Many diseases are spreading in people. The government must do something at least about the diseases that are spreading. Children are out of school. Schools are shut down but the government is not taking an action."
M/S Gates with closure notes
M/S Closure note
C/U Locked gate
SOT, Numan Gujar, Lahore resident (Urdu): "The fact is that the smog is harmful to human health. The government has controlled vehicles with smoke and brick factories but this is not enough. It needs more implementation."
W/S Smog on the street
W/S Smog on the street
W/S Smog on the street
SOT, Mian Saleem, Lahore resident (Urdu): "I would like to say that mask and glasses are the best to save us from smog. We must save ourselves from smog as much as we can."
W/S Smog on the street
W/S Smog on the street
W/S Smog on the street
W/S Smog on the street
W/S Smog on the street
W/S Smog on the street
W/S Smog on the street
M/S Man on motorcycle wearing a mask
W/S Smog on the street
SCRIPT
Amnesty International issued an "Urgent Action" call on the government in Pakistan's Lahore over the hazardous smog covering the city on Friday. The warning came a day after schools and colleges were shut down for at least three days due to the deteriorating air quality.
"The smog is heavy and is causing serious damage. Many diseases are spreading in people. The government must do something at least about the diseases that are spreading," said Shahid Ahmed Butt, a Lahore resident.
Amnesty International says the Air Quality Index (AQI) in Lahore reached 598 on Thursday, by far exceeding the threshold for hazardous levels and stressing that every resident in the city was at risk.