Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has decided to procure and install air quality monitors in various areas of Peshawar, according to a news report. These metres will be utilised to measure air pollution levels, collect data, and facilitate the formulation of mitigation plans.
KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan revealed this information during a meeting with environmentalist and lawyer Ahmad Rafay Alam. Khan told Alam that climate change and air pollution were two of the main issues plaguing the province’s environment. He reiterated that more environmental initiatives needed to be launched on a priority basis; since previous projects like the ‘Green Growth Initiative’ and the ‘Billion Tree Tsunami’ project were not enough to curb the detrimental effects of air pollution and climate change.
He added that the provision of clean air was a major agenda of the provincial government. For this purpose, the authorities concerned would install air quality monitors in Peshawar and other districts of the province.
In response, Alam offered his full support for this initiative. He said that using the data provided by these monitors, the officials concerned could formulate smarter and responsive strategies to ensure the provision of a clean atmosphere for the residents.