Punjab minister calls for tackling environmental pollution
LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Environmental Protection Muhammad Rizwan on Monday said pollution has become a great challenge.
While chairing a meeting of all district officers of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to discuss the strategy for launching an effective campaign against environmental pollution at the EPA headquarters, he said the Punjab government was taking the pollution issue very seriously.
Speaking on the occasion, Environmental Protection Department Secretary Asad Rehman Gillani said all officers must start their activities on a fast-track without taking any pressure.
He asked the officers to take all possible measures to protect environment and deliver in true sense in this regard. “Targets will be set and progress of each officer will be judged against the set targets,” he added.
Director Nasimur Rehman briefed the meeting that in compliance with the minister’s directions, action against fake lube oil is continued. Six units were inspected at Saggian Road and one unit involved in manufacturing of substandard plastic cans and bottles had been sealed.