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Crop burns in Lahore as a major cause of smog
Crop burns in Lahore as a major cause of smog

LAHORE: Punjab University Department of Zoology Professor Dr Zulfiqar Ali provided profound insights into the Health Impacts, sources and challenges posed by smog in a seminar organized by Department of Environmental Science, Lahore College for Women University Lahore Smog Awareness. On this occasion, Nadia Tahir, Director Environment, Ravi urban Development Authority, Chairperson Environment Science Department Prof Dr Arifa Tahir, faculty members and students were present. In his keynote address, Dr Zulfiqar highlighted the escalating problem of crop burning in Lahore as a major cause of smog. He discussed ongoing research by students, focusing on the impact of smog and air pollution on animals and birds like Black kite followed by an interactive session with students for practical solutions of this critical issue of smog. Nadia Tahir delivered a presentation on the contribution of multiple industries burning materials to the smog issue in Lahore. Dr Arifa Tahir with her remarks motivated the students to be responsible as an environmentalist and a responsible citizen to overcome such Environmental issues. The seminar also provided detailed information on instruments for measuring the Air Quality Index with practical tools.