Pakistan gets censured by top international body: Report

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Pakistan gets censured by top international body: Report

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan gets censured by top international body over billabong human rights violations.

Amnesty International has censured Pakistan’s government for its failure to protect people from “exposure to hazardous air” and “risking and violating human rights to life and health”.

In a statement link issued on Wednesday, the organisation noted that the Air Quality Index (AQI) in Lahore had reached 484 at 10:00am PST today. “The threshold for ‘hazardous’ level of air quality is 300 where people are advised to ‘avoid all physical activity outdoors’.”

Amnesty said the levels of air quality in Punjab have fluctuated between near unhealthy and very unhealthy most of the year. “During the smog season – from October to January – air quality reaches hazardous levels.”

The data was collated by Pakistan Air Quality Initiative from monitors installed by the United States Consulate in Lahore and the crowd-sourced.

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