Air pollution increasing in twin cities
ISLAMABAD: Air pollution caused by steel and marble factories is increasing day by day in the twin cities. Dozen of marble and steel factories set up in the twin cities are one of the major contributors of air pollution.
The residents of the respective areas have frequently complained of diseases like chest congestion and asthma, which are directly linked to air pollution, according to doctors. Moreover, marble factories are also a source of noise pollution.
These factories throw their waste into the nearby natural streams. “|None of these factories follow any environmental or labour laws,” says Aslam Tahir, a worker.
He said most of the workers had developed chest diseases after constantly inhaling dust, and added that factory owners had adopted no measures for the safety of workers and the people living near the factories. app