Faisalabad: Environment Protection Department (EPD) Deputy Director Muhammad Tahir has said that Faisalabad can be made smog-free by placing a complete ban on industrial units being run on low-quality oil, and kilns operating on conventional technology between October and December, a news source reported.
According to reports, the threat of smog in Faisalabad has subsided due to the recent rainfall received by the district. The industrial city is home to many kilns and industrial units that operate in the absence of an environment friendly mechanism to control emissions of smoke. As a result, there was a fear that Faisalabad would be marked as a Red Zone due to rising levels of air pollution that lead to smog.
Additionally, the EPD deputy director said that a crackdown has been launched against kilns and factories that are being run on old and outdated technologies. He added that a full-fledged campaign will be launched against kilns that are not using zigzag technology as soon as the higher-ups give their approval.
Furthermore, the deputy director revealed that the level of pollution in the air is being constantly monitored to measure air quality. He emphasized that public cooperation is a must to make and keep Faisalabad a smog-free city.