LAHORE: On Wednesday, a crackdown operation was initiated by Commissioner Lahore Capt (R) Muhammad Usman against the bodies involved in causing air pollution in the city.
During the operation, authorities sealed 161 manufacturing units, imposed fines worth Rs.1.8 million, and seized 200 smoke-excreting vehicles.
Deputy Commissioner Lahore Umar Sher Chattha has warned that individuals found involved in causing pollution would face strict actions and may have to pay fines of up to Rs.100,000. Authorities fined individuals for burning rice waste, sealed a total of 60 industrial units, and shut down 18 others.
Lahore has once again topped the list of the most polluted cities with an air quality index of 203 in the US AQI ranking, followed by Delhi (AQI 183) at second, and Dhaka (AQI 169) at third.