Just a few days ago, when both Northern Pakistan and India were covered in thick smog and residents of Delhi and Lahore were choked by the poisonous mixture of pollutants and chilly winter air, Twitter handle of Pakistani Punjab government mentioned the Chief minister of Indian Punjab Captain Amrinder Singh in a tweet detailing the medium and long-term plan adopted by the Punjab government to counter the smog and urged the Indian CM to do the same.
We have imposed a ban on stubble burning in Punjab (Pakistan) & hope @capt_amarinder takes similar measures. Some of our medium/long term action plan to combat SMOG are: https://t.co/xmA4fP3lz8
Environmental hazards threaten our people and habitat. Let us act fast to counter it. https://t.co/QMEnhH89ZS
— Govt Of The Punjab (@GovtOfPunjab) November 8, 2017
Stubble burning by the farmers on both sides has been identified as the primary reason behind the ever-worsened smog that has extended much beyond the plain areas of northern Punjab. The smoke from these fires gets mixed with cold air and the absence of perspiration forms the smog. Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal repeatedly urged Captain Amrinder to control in the stubble burning in his province who turned down the proposal blaming on the financial woes of state.
This is why the Pakistani Punjab’s tweet went viral across the border as it was picked up by various media platforms and many Indian citizens appreciated Shahbaz Sharif led Punjab government’s swift response the smog problem and urged their govt to follow its lead.
Nice but in India two neighbouring states can't work together on this life threat because of politics. I don't know how our stupid politicians will work with Pakistan.
Great initiative from Pakistan Punjab though!
— दुखती रग (@DukhtiRag) November 9, 2017
I like this point about #Pakistan. Great initiative. We appreciate it and request our Indian Punjab government to follow it.
— Rajiv Karambalkar (@icon_rajiv) November 10, 2017
— Ashwin Thapa (@thapa3) November 10, 2017
Well done 👏👏👏👏
— Rahul Sadu (@Krishyashrahul) November 10, 2017
This is great. Nice gesture
— Samaritan_India (@Samaritan_India) November 10, 2017
V good effort , need of the hour #Air has no boundries
— Bhavesh Swami (@bhaveshsw) November 10, 2017
Video Courtesy: Govt of Punjab- Digital Media Wing