Residents of Kabul complained of an increase in air pollution and asked the current government to stop the causes of air pollution in the capital.
“Afghanistan is at the top of the countries whose environment is polluted,” said Seyar, a capital resident.
“When factories start working, their smoke spreads in the air and all the residents in this area suffer,” said Abdul Rahim, a Kabul resident.
Meanwhile, the Department of Regulation and Control of Air Pollution and Garbage said that the department currently identifies and supervises more than 14,000 places causing air pollution.
“There are 14,000 activities in the capital and in 34 provinces of the country that somehow cause environmental pollution, this has been monitored,” said Tofan Jabir, head of the Department of Regulation and Control of Air Pollution and Garbage.
Meanwhile, the General Directorate of Traffic Police said that in order to prevent air pollution in the capital, it has asked the drivers of cars whose vehicles are smoking to repair their vehicles as soon as possible.
“Car drivers must stop their activity in the city until their car is repaired,” said Abdul Wodod Khir Khah, an official of the Traffic Department.
The Ministry of Public Health said that in order to prevent air pollution, they have launched an awareness campaign in the country.
“Our environmental health department has launched campaigns in the sector, but it needs more work because there are some technical problems and the smoke from cars is excessive,” said Sharaft Zaman, spokesman of the Public Ministry.
Earlier, some international institutions published reports on air pollution and called Afghanistan one of the most polluted countries in the world.