Children have respiratory illnesses, asthma, lung irritations, red eyes and hospital admissions increase. 11 million people suffocate in thick fog, the result of a mixture of low-grade diesel fumes and fumes from agricultural crops.
The rate of fine particles PM2.5, the most dangerous for health, was Thursday in Lahore of 433 micrograms per cubic meter of air, according to the specialized network IQair, or 23 times the level recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Children have respiratory illnesses, asthma, lung irritations, itchy eyes, and hospital admissions are on the rise.
The Pakistani people have started to realize the situation.
Low-cost purifiers were made, various initiatives carried out, and legal actions against the administration launched in the desperate aim of purifying the air.
In early November, Pakistanis demonstrated to urge the government to act on global warming.
But the authorities are slow to react and accuse India of causing the fog or dispute the pollution figures.
Across the border, New Delhi, facing the same dramatic pollution problem, had to take emergency measures.
The capital of India has had to close its schools until further notice due to pollution.
In Southeast Asia, many countries face extreme and permanent pollution.