The Global Air Quality monitors ranked the provincial metropolis the second most polluted city in the world on Monday.
India’s Delhi tops the list with extremely hazardous air quality index (AQI) of 719. Lahore came in second with an AQI of 432, which is also categorised as “hazardous”.
Health experts advise people to avoid outdoor activities and keep windows and doors closed if AQI exceeds 100. The 432 AQI is alarming. The US Embassy also monitors air quality in major cities of Pakistan. Their report states AQI above 600 in parts of the city.
Faisalabad followed Lahore in poor air quality.