Beijing issues new measures aimed at curbing air pollution

Date of Release: 
Sep 2 2013

China's smoggy capital has tried everything from shutting factories to a massive subway building programme as it battles a severe air pollution problem, but with little apparent effect.

The latest measures are part of a broader plan to reduce the Chinese capital's density of harmful particles in the air by at least 25 percent by 2017.

"It's a declaration of war against PM 2.5," the Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau said in a statement on its website, referring to tiny particles in the air that pose the greatest risk to human health.


The Sindh High Court orders crackdown on smoke-emitting vehicles

Date of Release: 
Aug 20 2013

The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday directed the traffic police and transport authorities of the city to take action against smoke-emitting vehicles.

The directive came from a division bench, headed by Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi, at a hearing of a petition seeking action against smoke-emitting vehicles and violators of traffic rules. The petitioner, advocate Abid Hussain, told the bench that a large number of vehicles were plying on roads without any fitness certificate.

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