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16 millers fined over environmental pollution

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BADIN: The civil judge of Shaheed Fazil Rahu (formerly Golarchi) town, Ali Sher Chandio, on Saturday fined owners of 16 rice husking mills for their failure to install a dust control system at their respective industrial units as was directed by the Supreme Court-mandated judicial commission on water quality and drainage system. Retired Justice Amir […]

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Kohat cement factory faces action

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PESHAWAR: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has taken action against a cement factory in Kohat for causing dust pollution in the city posing serious public health-related problems. “The EPA has taken action against Kohat Cement Factory over public complaints about dust pollution,” says Director-General Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) KP, Dr Muhammad Bashir. He […]

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Report identifies threats to biodiversity in Pakistan

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Human activities have caused a 60 per cent decline in the global populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles between 1970 and 2014, according to the Living Planet Report 2018 released by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Speaking at the launching ceremony in Karachi of the report, which was released worldwide the other day, […]

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LHC seeks notification of commission on air pollution

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court directed on Friday a provincial law officer to submit a notification regarding constitution of an air pollution standing commission, as ordered by the Supreme Court. Justice Ayesha A. Malik was hearing petitions filed by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf leader Waleed Iqbal and others questioning the failure of the government to implement recommendations […]

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Clean and Green Pakistan : With smog season looming, govt shuts polluting brick kilns

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ISLAMABAD: To combat worsening smog, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government has ordered all traditional brick kilns closed for 70 days starting Saturday, as it promotes new cleaner kilns that could cut pollution up to 70 percent. But the measure has produced an outcry both from kiln owners, who want incentives to make the switch, and from kiln […]

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Polluted waters: Hyderabad authorities determined to clear Phuleli canal of encroachments

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HYDERABAD: Despite the backlash expected from encroachers, the Hyderabad municipality has refused to back down from its anti-encroachment drive. It is determined to strike against the squatters and industries polluting the air and water bodies in the city. Hundreds of industrial units in SITE area and thousands of residential and commercial structures, built over several […]

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‘Two environment monitoring stations shut since 2012’

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Karachi: The Sindh Assembly was informed on Tuesday that the environment monitoring stations installed in two major industrial zones of Karachi with Japanese assistance in 2007 to the check levels of air pollution were closed since 2012. Environment and coastal development minister Dr Sikandar Mandhro was responding to a query during a question hour related […]

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Environmental standards prerequisite to maintain GSP Plus

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LAHORE – Secretary Environment Iqbal Chohan Saturday said that the environmental issues were of prime importance therefore the industrialists particularly the export-oriented industry should tackle them on priority in the wake of GSP Plus status granted to Pakistan by European Union. He said that the Punjab government would extend every possible help to the industrial […]

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Environment protection: EPA directed to enforce pollution charge rules

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LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) directed the Punjab Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday to enforce pollution charge rules by forming an inquiry committee in collaboration with the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industries (LCCI). Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah was hearing a petition by Muhammad Naeem questioning the vires of Environmental Impact Assessment and […]

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Environmental monitoring: Facility dormant due to funds shortage

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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Climate Change has sought Rs18.8 million for revival of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s central monitoring facility. EPA Central Laboratory for Environmental Analysis and Networking, which was established with the financial assistance of the government of Japan, has been non-functional since 2010 due to shortage of funds and dearth of technical staff. […]

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Govt hides pollution data, protest on Mall

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LAHORE– The Punjab government has shut down an air quality monitoring project to hide rising pollution levels linked to Orange Line construction work, environment department officials told The Nation. Officials, who asked not to be named, said orders to close down the Air Quality Monitoring System had come from the very top just as Lahore […]

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Protecting the environment: Pak-EPA reinitiates abatement activities

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA) has once again taken up a project to protect human health and environment by monitoring air, water and land pollution. They intend to do this by reinitiating abatement activities which were discontinued after former director general Dr Khursheed Khan left the country in June 2015. After emerging from […]

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Lake project for dried-up Sutlej under study

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BAHAWALPUR: The federal government is actively examining a project to create a lake in the bed of Sutlej river near the city. The river has been dry for years with the implementation of Indus Waters Treaty under which India has discontinued water supply to it except during flood season. Resultantly, thousands of acres in Bahawalpur […]

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Rawal Lake: No progress on five planned water treatment facilities

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ISLAMABAD: Three months since an independent commission recommended setting up multiple sewage treatment plants on the catchment areas of the Rawal Lake, action has yet to be taken. Despite the recommendations of the Islamabad High Court’s Environmental Commission, no progress has been made on the construction of five sewage treatment plants and a sewage network […]

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