Saturday, October 1, 2022

Karachi ranks world’s most polluted cities on Air Quality Index

Karachi ranks world’s most polluted cities on Air Quality Index

KARACHI (92 News) - The Karachi ranked the worst on a global Air Quality Index placing atop the world’s most polluted cities on Tuesday.

It was closely followed by Indian capital Delhi and Kyrgyzstan capital city Bishkek. Karachi was ranked first on the Air Quality Index with 351 particulate matter in the morning.

AQI as high as 151-200 is considered unhealthy, while an AQI between 201 to 300 is more harmful and an AQI over 300 is dubbed extremely hazardous.

Around 11:00am this morning, Karachi’s air was still harmful with its AQI at 231 and at thir place after Bishkek with 347 AQI and Delhi 272. Lahore was at fourth rank on the index with 214 and Kabul was fifth with 203 particulate matter in the air.

Kolkata 194, Dhaka 189, Mumbai 177, Kathmandu 158 and Wuhan 158, were other five cities on the Air Quality Index.