Monday’s climate march in Lahore saw hundreds of activists walking from Shimla Pahari till Aiwan-i-Iqbal on Egerton Road.

Wearing red colored shirts emblazoned with the slogan, “Climate revolution, not pollution,” participants demanded real climate action and urged the government to take a stand against pollution and fossil fuel consumption.

Speaking to the marchers, Pakistan Kissan Rabita Committee’s Farooq Tariq demanded putting an end to coal-based projects. He emphasized that Pakistan needs to shift to sustainable energy methods to make the country self-sufficient.

Speaking to Dawn, environmental lawyer Ahmed Rafay Alam said the issue of climate change could not be left to political parties as everyone needs to play an active role.

Many cited the fact that Lahore has now become one of the most polluted cities in the world and the infamous smog has become a mainstay. Protesters appealed to the government to regulate the industrial sector and adopt clean energy technologies to help citizens live comfortably and not be exposed to alarming levels of pollutants.

From : pk.mashable.com

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