GILGIT - Air pollution in Gilgit declines as lock­down continues in the city.

According to Director Environmental Protection Agency Shazad Shigri, the PM 2.5 concentrations in air dives be­low the red line of 35 set under Nation­al Environmental Quality Standards.

Shazad said the green line of air pollution crosses the red line twice in this year. “First during the snowfall in winters that settles the air pollutants and the second in the current lock­down, a blessing in disguise” Shazad added.

He said Gilgit was the capital of GB and hub of business and activities due to which air pollution was increasing. He said that air pollution in Gilgit was declining swiftly due to lockdown.