India, Modi behind pollution in Pakistan: Minister

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Islamabad - Indian level of pollution at Wagah is double than in Lahore city, the minister said.


Published: Wed 30 Oct 2019, 4:53 PM

Last updated: Thu 31 Oct 2019, 9:10 AM

Pakistan's science and technology minister Fawad Chaudhry has blamed India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the pollution in Lahore, according to reports in the Pakistani media on Wednesday.

Taking to his Twitter handle, Chaudhary said: "Indian level of pollution at Wagah is double than Lahore city."

In a separate tweet, he said: "Min of Climate Change informed the Cabinet that pollution in Lahore is caused by cross-border field fires and abysmal environmental conditions in India. Level of pollution at Wagah is double than Lahore city, #Modi Govt is failing in every aspect, irresponsible govts are a curse."

Meanwhile, Pakistan's Punjab home department has imposed a ban on the burning of crop residue, solid municipal waste, plastic and leather items for a period of three months across the province under Section 144 (6) CrPC, 1898.

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