Factories in Pakistan's Faisalabad city are spewing one hazardous pollutants, while the water and garbage disposal systems seem to have virtually bid goodbye.

Rapid industrialisation has spiralled the number of local industries from 4,533 in 1977 to 34,123 at present. These include environment-unfriendly agricultural implement manufacturing units, soap factories, fertiliser com panies, wood and chemical units and limestone factories.

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