EPA Deputy Director and Judicial Water and Environment Commission focal person Ali Ijaz took action against wastewater polluting units at Multan Road following the directions of EPD Minister M Rizwan along with representatives of the judicial commission and Lahore Police.
EPA sealed 3 units due to having no proper arrangements of treatment plants after final notices by EPA, included units of knitwear, bakers and a mill.
Environment Protection Department of Punjab created Environment Protection Agency (EPA) which is responsible for the protection, conservation, rehabilitation and improvement of the environment, the prevention and control of pollution and promotion of sustainable development in the province.
EPA is building on its successes with the environment through reliable and effective regulations, legislation and high-quality service delivery.
Deputy Director EPA gave briefing to the minister in a departmental meeting that repeatedly served notices to different polluting units in Lahore and also forwarded report to judicial commission.
Justice Ali Akbar Qureshi had ordered to take action against polluting units still violating the environment.
He also directed to implement Punjab Environmental Protection Agency Act via letter and pointed out that Punjab environmental protection agency should take action immediately against the illegally set up industrial polluting units especially in the Lahore.