Asia dominates amid Pakistan 2nd most polluted country, says report.


ISLAMABAD -- The 2018 World Air Quality Report presents PM2.5 air quality data presenting the city ranking shows Asian locations dominating the highest 100 average PM2.5 levels during 2018.

Pakistan had been placed at the second rank with most polluted cities across the world and particularly in South Asia.

The report issued included the latest data compiled in the IQAir AirVisual 2018 World Air Quality Report revealing world's most polluted cities ranking, prepared in collaboration with Greenpeace Southeast Asia and depicted the state of particulate matter (PM2.5) pollution in 2018.

'The most polluted cities' ranking showed South Asian countries were dominating the top list of most polluted cities namely with cities in India, China, Pakistan and Bangladesh occupying the top 50 cities. Numerous cities within the Middle East region also rank highly, with Kuwait City, Dubai and Manama all exceeding the WHO guideline by over 500 percent,' said the report.

At a country level Bangladesh emerges as the most polluted country on average, closely followed by Pakistan and India, with Middle Eastern countries, Afghanistan and...

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