Lahore is today the most polluted city in the world

Lahore is again the most polluted city in the world. Photo: File

For the second time in less than a week, Lahore has once again been ranked as the world’s most polluted city, with a particulate matter (PM) rating of 241, according to the Air Quality Index (AQI) data on Wednesday morning. Get to know from.

Lahore has again been declared the most polluted city in the world, leaving New Delhi behind, according to the latest data released by the Air Quality Index.

Meanwhile, Karachi recorded a particulate matter (PM) rating of 173, making the city fifth on the global index of the world’s most polluted cities.

Mongolia’s city of Ulaanbaatar became the second most polluted city in the world, while India’s Kolkata and New Delhi ranked third and fourth in the index.

Schools in Lahore to remain closed thrice a week due to increased smog

A day earlier, the Punjab government decided to shut down private and government schools in Lahore thrice a week as the smog in the provincial capital worsened.

In a notification, Punjab Relief Commissioner Babar Hayat Tarar had said that the ban would be in force from November 27 to January 15. The commissioner said private offices in the provincial capital would also remain closed for three days a week.

The notification said that schools and offices will remain closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.