We’re all familiar with the effects commercialization has had on the city. Traffic congestion has worsened, increasing noise and air pollution. At last, the Environment Protection Agency Punjab has realized that commercialization has serious affects on the environment. Already we consume the most polluted air in the history of the city.
I pray that someone notices this bit of news and acts on it. So far, the Chief Minister has promised “mega” development projects. And we know what that means: more roads and more space to commercialize.
To read more about the effects of haphazard commercialization (other than the standard traffic congestion stuff), have a look at UET faculty Obaidullah Nadeem and Dr. Razwan Hameed’s haphazard-commercialization-in-lahore-obaidullah-nadeem1 on the subect.