FIA approached for action against those spreading fake data of air quality on 

Lahore: The provincial Environment Protection Department  (EPD) minister M.Rizwan wrote a letter to FIA director Lahore in which he asked Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to take action against those spreading fake/ unauthorised data of air quality on social media and internet. In the letter, the minister said EPD was administering the Punjab Environmental protection Act, 1997 as it is an act to provide protection, conservation, rehabilitation and improvement for the prevention and control of pollution and promotion of sustainable development. The minster wrote that during smog season some unscrupulous elements with malafide intention were trying to damage the country’s image by reporting misleading/false reading of Air Quality Index from different unauthorised sources in Lahore on print and electronic media in contrary to the information by EPD, Punjab. The minister asked the FIA authorities to take action against any person/company issuing fake/unauthorised data on social media and internet without having any approval from the EPA, FIA should take action against such culprits under cyber laws.