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Great Smog of London to Great Smog of Lahore: Learning lessons from history

Smog is a kind of air pollution, originally named for the mixture of smoke and fog in the air. Classic smog results from copious amounts of coal burning in an area and is caused by a mixture of smoke and sulfur dioxide. In the 1950s a new type of smog, known as Photochemical Smog, was first described. Smog is a problem in many cities and continues to harm human health.

Water desalination plant to be set up in Gawadar city: Ahsan Iqbal

BEIJING: Federal Interior Minister, Ahsan Iqbal has said that a water desalination plant would be constructed to provide five million gallons of water per day to the residents of Gawadar city.

“An approval to this important project will be accorded during the next meeting of Joint Coordination Committee,” he told APP in an interview.

'Cycle gang' takes to streets on Climate Diplomacy Day

Diplomats from European Union, wildlife conservationists and environment activists cycled in Islamabad on Sunday to raise awareness for climate change after experts warned Pakistan could face massive droughts in the near future.

The event which marked the Climate Diplomacy Day was organised by the European Union and WWF-Pakistan to raise awareness for the harmful effects of greenhouse emissions by promoting eco-friendly modes of transportation.

Pakistan could face mass droughts by 2025 as water level nears 'absolute scarcity'

Pakistan could face drought in the near future according to experts in the country, who have warned the country will approach the “absolute scarcity” level of water by 2025, reported by Independent.

The Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) made the grim forecast in a new report which claimed the country touched the “water stress line” in 1990 before crossing the “water scarcity line” in 2005.

Key dam’s construction again delayed due to lack of finances

Diamer-Bhasha Dam may not be completed in next 10 years due to delay

Federal Minister for Water Syed Javed Ali Shah on Thursday dropped a bombshell in the National Assembly by informing the House that construction of the Diamer-Bhasha Dam could not be started as yet due to non-arrangement of finances and the dam won’t be completed in the next 10 years due to the delay.

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