Is Breathing Killing Us?

Originally posted at the MIT Technology Review Pakistan by Nushmiya Sukhera on 21 February 2017, this article is a snapshot into the future of Pakistan without urgent air quality management programs.

“Lung diseases, facemasks, and irritable eyes – a snapshot into the future of Pakistan.”

“While the government has not been able to deal with the issue at hand timely and effectively, some concerned citizens have taken the matter in their own hands. Abid Omar, a Beijing based Pakistani has installed air quality monitors in Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar and tweets the measurements found on an hourly basis, in an attempt to create awareness of the looming dangers of air pollution nationwide. Omar cites the example of Beijing where once data on air pollution was made available to the public, it forced the government to take action. “I’m trying to get the same thing to happen in Pakistan,” he says.”

Read the complete article “Is Breathing Killing Us?” at the MIT Technology Review Pakistan.