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22 Dec 2023

Pakistan Uses Artificial Rain to Combat Lahore's Smog

Lahore Air pollution is ranked among the worst globally. Lahore's smog has significant health implications, reducing life expectancy [by an average of 5 years](https://www.dw.com/en/pakistan-how-lahores-smog-is-harming-residents/a-60046209). In Lahore, planes with cloud-seeding equipment [sought to increase rainfall](https://news.sky.com/story/pakistan-uses-artificial-rain-to-battle-smog-for-first-time-13033304) to clear the hazardous smog engulfing the city. This strategy was executed on a Saturday, marking Pakistan's first utilization of artificial precipitation for such a purpose.