The motor vehicle usage has increased tremendously in Dhaka, and like other metropolitan cities, Dhaka is also facing a pollution problem from emissions of carbon monoxide (CO), hydrocarbons (HC), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and particulate matter (PM). Besides this, about 451 polluting industrial plants such as tanneries, textile mills, oil refineries, distilleries, fertilizers, paint manufacture, pulp and paper factory etc. discharge highly toxic effluent directly into the river in Dhaka. In a thickly populated area like Hazaribagh, there are about 160 tanneries discharging 28 to 35 liters of waste effluent for each kilogram of hide processed which contains toxic heavy metals like chromium, arsenic, zinc etc. These run through open drains and fill the whole area with a putrid smell. About 1.3 million people in Dhaka depend on 6 x10 metric ton of wood and other non-conventional fuel in each year, which causes thick smoke from their cooking stoves. The purpose of this paper is to briefly survey the air pollution conditions in Dhaka city.