RAWALPINDI – Illegal oil factories operating in Ratta Amral are causing respiratory diseases due to lack of any check system by the concerned authorities.

These factories are functioning in the thickly populated area illegally and they are engaged in making oil by melting the fat of dead animals and fowls. The melting process causes toxic smoke. The curls of smoke which emit during the process of using chemicals envelopes the entire area and even we can not breath, said a group of residents.

Factory bylaws are being flouted in these factories as no arrangement is in place to control emission of toxic smoke, said Muhammad Aslam, a government employee.

Residents demanded immediate action by health department TMA for shifting these factories from their areas.