Strict action against pollution stressed

Deliberating on existing status along with health and environmental impacts of chemically-polluted sites in the country, experts and representatives of national and provincial environmental protection agencies (EPAs) on Tuesday unanimously resolved to accelerate the process of identifying the sites and concerted efforts for cleaning them through various initiatives. The Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) in collaboration with Blacksmith Institute-USA and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Environmental Protection Agency held a joint two-day national workshop on ‘Assessment of Chemically-polluted Sites in Pakistan’. The purpose of the workshop was familiarisation with contaminated site assessment protocols, identification and risk assessment of contaminated sites, sites prioritisation, development of National Inventory Project, provision of data to government, international organizations and other stakeholders, and spearhead technical and financial support.
Dr Mahmood A Khwaja, the senior advisor on chemicals and sustainable industrial development at SDPI, recommended strict enforcement of NEQS and SMART, levy of pollution charges, waste water discharge licensing system and treatment plan, promotion of cleaner production centre and sites remediation. He said out of a 6,634 registered industries, 1228 were considered highly polluting. Dr Bashir Ahmed, the director general of EPA Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, said the contaminated sites should be investigated and cleaned up, as they posed serious threat to public health. He said the government of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa was executing a project to check soil and ground water pollution around industrial estates.



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  1. Dr. Mahmood said:

    Just to thank "Pakistan To-day," for giving space to activities related to national environmental issue and hope it would continue to do so in future, inshallah.
    Best wishes
    Mahmood

  2. العاب said:

    العاب فلاش تعرف نجاحا كبيرا في جميع انحاء العالم ومؤخرا عرف العالم العربي انتشار الالعاب بشكل كبير واصبح الجميع يهتم بها لانها جد ممتعة وهدا ما جعل المواقع تكتر بسرعة البرق وهناك عدة انواع منها هناك من هي للاولاد وهناك من هي للبنات وهناك ايضا اصناف يمكن للجميع لعبها متل العاب طبخ متلا وبالنسبة للاولاد لديهم العاب سيارات و العاب اكشن و العاب سباق و العاب اطفال والمغامرات والكتير الكتير والبنات ايضا عندهم العاب تلبيس زد على ذلك العاب مكياج و قص الشعر وعدة انواع اخرى وكانت هذه مجرد فكرة بسيطة عن العاب فلاش ويمكنك انتم ايضا تجربتها …..

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