SMOG, SMOG and SMOG in most of Punjab. It’s such a polluted thing that our Punjab has been witnessing for last two weeks. The conditions over there are certainly very bad, most of the people are considering it “a mixture fog and smoke”.
There are some main points which have to be answered, otherwise, Citizens won’t be known the real things. Things include;
- What is Smog and what are its effects?
- What is Smog and what are its effects?
- Why and How it has been occurring massively in Punjab this year?
- Does Smog have any relation with Fog?
- Who are main culprits of Smog type Conditions?
- How this worse situation will come to an end?
1- What is Smog and what are its effects?
Smog is absolutely a polluted thing intensified by atmospheric pollutants having a lot of effects over Human Beings, Environment and even over Crops & Forests as well! It is absolutely Hazard for the Health of Human Beings as the following Health Problems can occur due to Smog, namely; Asthma, emphysema, other respiratory problems and eye irritation as well. Mainly who stay outdoors is get affected by this Smog and they may suffer these hazards. Smog is absolutely a polluted thing intensified by atmospheric pollutants having a lot of effects over Human Beings, Environment and even over Crops & Forests as well!
It is absolutely Hazard for the Health of Human Beings as the following Health Problems can occur due to Smog, namely; Asthma, emphysema, other respiratory problems and eye irritation as well. Mainly who stay outdoors is get affected by this Smog and they may suffer these hazards. Precautionary measures should be taken out in this situation and people should also arrange precautionary measures for themselves such as;
- Avoid going outside unnecessarily.
- Wear Air Pollution mask as it helps with Pollution.
- Use Eye Glasses to keep your eyes safe from Smog/Pollution.
2- Why and How it has been occurring massively in Punjab this year?
We have been witnessing this type of Smog for the first ever time and it is totally record-breaking. There are two main reasons behind this Massive Smog, which are;
- Burning Process over Northwest India
- Change in Wind Direction
Although, the Burning Process occurs every year over Northwest side of India and creates Light Smog there and over Upper Pakistan but we have have witnessing a totally different scenario this year. As the time came to burn Crops for NW India, they started to do their work and similarly like each and every year, the air pollution began to get high. At the same time, the change in Direction became and it replaced the NW to SE Direction with SE to NW one which had Moist Breeze and had a lot of Moisture.
Since we have much Mountains over Upper Punjab and so on over it, the Breeze initiated to stay in Punjab mainly and therefore; all of sudden, the Moisturized Winds started to letting Smog very Thicker and Denser. As well as, when Fog meets to that Denser and Polluted Smog, the layer becomes more Thicker and Desner. That’s all the scenario we have been witnessing for two weeks.
3- Does Smog have any relation with Fog?
As far as, the RELATION between Fog and Smog is concerned, it is absolutely wrong that Fog has any relation with Smog or Fog has to do something with Smog or Smog is an intensified form of Fog / Haze. Fog is a Natural Phenomenon whereas Smog is totally different from Fog and it is such a Bad thing for all.
4- Who are the main culprits of Smog type Conditions?
Smog is absolutely one of the types of worse Air Pollution and it occurs just because of our deeds. Our Government of Pakistan and citizens are responsible for all these Smoggy Conditions. How we and our Government is responsible? Here is the Reality:
Is the Government of Pakistan worried with this matter? unfortunately the answer is “No“, they came in power just to other purpose. They don’t want to resolve any issue related to weather and environment in the country. Since the PML-N Government has come in Power, they have been cutting the trees unnecessarily. Many times they cut down the trees just to make some roads over there, sometimes for Metro Bus, for Orange Line and so on. They have cut down millions of trees in the time span of 4 Years only rather than furnishing and growing them. Even they have demolished forests to hand over its land for cultivation.
All the acts from this Government sides are disgraceful. And now come over the Citizen side as they are also responsible.
- Why we don’t awake-up?
- Why we don’t raise our voice against this injustice?
- Why we don’t protest against unnecessarily Trees cutting?
We don’t do anything from it that’s why we are also responsible and i request Government of Pakistan, concerned Authorities and Pakistanis to wake up and do the betterment for Pakistan.
5- How this worse situation will come to an end?
Since yesterday, we have been witnessing some relief in Smog over Upper Punjab as the NW Breeze is resumed leading to clearing-up Smog, by the Grace of Allah! Hopefully, this Smog will come to an end totally when a Wet Western Disturbance will approach the Country and especially Punjab Province. However, we’ll update you timely about the expected Western Disturbance.