WRITER: AYESHA PERVAIZ
The word “POLLUTION” comes from LATIN word “POLLURE” which means to Defile. POLUTUS is a LATIN word which derives from LUTUM means MUD. From this we get the idea of POLLUTION as something soiling. Anything added into the environment that results in producing harmful or poisonous effect on living things is called pollution. Pollution is the process that makes natural resources such as land , water air or other parts of the environment unsafe or unsuitable to use. Pollution is of many types which includes soil, air, water, thermal & noise etc. The toxins released are inhaled by earth one of us while we breath.
The present World has become a Global Village because of communication advancements. Man has invented countless impressive machines and motor vehicles like cars, buses, trains and Airplanes which have brought a revolution in the field of transportation and communication. Although all the scientific technologies have made our life more comfortable and easier but one should not forget that the scientific inventions also made human life more threatening then ever. Like in vehicles use of petrol , diesel and coal as fuel which are considered pollutants as they emit poisonous smoke.
Things as simple as temperature,light, and sound may also become dangerous pollutants when they introduced artificially into the environment. Pollution is of many kinds. It is said that Globally more than 3 million people get killed by air pollution. 60% of air pollution is caused by vehicles and trains. Pollution is the cause of many dangerous diseases.
Currently we have an example of CORONA VIRUS which has now become a global issue. It has spread in almost more than 140 countries and more than 5000 peoples died because of it and its only solution is to remain neat and clean as precautionary measures prescribed by the doctors. In big cities of Pakistan like Karachi pollution is the huge problem. We have no proper system to waste the waste material out away from the city which causes many problems.
ISLAM is our religion and ISLAM emphasizes on cleanliness. It is said, “CLEANLINESS IS HALF OF FAITH”. Being a responsible citizen it is our responsibility to keep our country neat and clean. For this we should start cleanliness from ourselves, from our homes , streets etc.
We should raise the campaigns started by our GOVERNMENT which are BILLION TREE PLANT & SAY NO TO PLASTIC. As a responsible and sensible citizen , it is our duty to take practical steps to minimize the alarming level of pollution. For this we should grow more and more trees to minimize air pollution. Trees use carbon dioxide and release oxygen which is necessary for living beings. Instead of throwing garbage on streets , roads and paths we should use dustbins.
By taking small steps one by one we can do more. So let us come together and make a promise that WE WILL BECOME A PART OF THE SOLUTION , NOT PART OF THE POLLUTION.