Punjab to take China's help for smog control.

LAHORE -- Punjab and Chinese governments agreed on Monday to promote cooperation regarding the installation of air purification towers to control smog, especially in Lahore, a city that regularly tops the list of the most polluted cities in the world.

Consul General of China Zhao Shiren and Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi discussed increasing cooperation in various fields, especially controlling smog.

The chief minister noted that smog has become a global problem, and his government wants to use Chinese technology to control it in Punjab, especially in Lahore. The Chinese technology will be beneficial for installing air purification towers in Lahore and other cities.

Air-purified towers will be installed near border areas and industrial areas, he added. These towers will also be used for flood warnings and other purposes. The Punjab government has also imposed an environmental emergency to control smog.

The Chinese consul general announced a scholarship of Rs6 million for the students of Punjab this year and presented Rs30 million cheque for flood relief. The chief minister thanked the Chinese government and the consul general and said that the Punjab government is thankful for the financial support of the flood victims.

The consul general thanked Mr Elahi for the assurance of support regarding the new consulate and said that the Chinese scholarship for Punjabi students would be...

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