Pakistan News

    Environmental Rules And Regulations In Pakistan

  • ‘PIDE operating without rules and regulations’

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), a leading degree awarding institution, is being run without proper rules and states for the last nine years...

    In the absence of adequate rules and regulations, which are a basic requirement for the functioning of any degree awarding institution, the PIDE administration has continued to violate many of the rules that apply to public sector institutions while making key...

  • SHC seeks rules, regulations for running wine shops

    KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday directed the provincial excise and taxation department to inform the court about rules and regulations for running wine shops...

    An SHC bench, headed by Justice Irfan Saadat Khan, was hearing a petition filed against opening of wine shops and open sale of liquor in Ibrahim Hyderi...

  • ‘Environmental and economic sustainability’ of CPEC assured

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has assured the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) that, together with its Chinese partners, it would work to make the gigantic China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) undertaking “environmentally and economically sustainable”...

    “We know that some quarters are raising voices about the potential environmental impacts of the CPEC...

  • Pak-China corridor project yet to clear its environmental and social costs

    ISLAMABAD: Enthusiasm for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project in the official circles apart, the Pakistan Environment Protection Agency (Pak-EPA) is still reluctant to give environmental clearance to the multi-billion dollar and multi-faceted project...

    Documents seen and Pak-EPA sources Dawn talked to say that the developers of CPEC have to explain their plans to the agency to minimize the impact the execution of the...

  • CPEC won’t create environmental problems for Pakistan: China envoy

    ISLAMABAD: Chinese Ambassa­dor Sun Weidong on Wednesday underscored the importance of Pakistan’s role in promoting China’s ‘Belt and Road’ initiative as he sought to dispel ‘myths’ about the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project...

    “China and Pakistan can play a major role in promoting the Belt and Road initiative as all-weather strategic cooperative partners...

  • Environmental concerns abound as Pakistan goes against the grain with coal power spree

    In the bleak Thar desert, the roar of trucks is constant at a massive Chinese-backed coal power project the government sees as an answer to chronic energy shortages, but which activists warn is an environmental disaster...

    Machines are running round the clock to finish the mine and coal power plant, a flagship project of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) plan that has seen Beijing provide billions of dollars in financing to...

  • ‘Recharge Pakistan to address environmental, water challenges’

    KARACHI: Water management is one of the biggest issues that Pakistan has been facing in recent decades...

    This was stated by Malik Amin Aslam, special assistant to the prime minister and federal minister for climate change, during a virtual dialogue organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-P) on Thursday...

  • Environmental issues are low down on the govt’s priority list

    No doubt, tree plantation is a very noble cause and even if half of the estimated saplings grow safely it will have a very positive impact on the overall environmental and economic conditions of the militancy-ravaged province...

    However, in the provincial metropolis, especially in the thickly-populated localities, the tree plantation and anti-encroachment drives will be of little use to bring a positive change in environmental...

  • Despite needed appointments, environmental tribunal yet to begin functioning

    KARACHI: The Sindh Environmental Tribunal, set up to hear complaints about pollution, has yet to start functioning even though the much-delayed appointment of its chairman and members had been made over three months ago, it emerged on Tuesday...

    Since the environment has become a provincial subject after the 18th constitutional amendment, the Sindh government set up the tribunal in April 2015 under Section 25 of the Sindh...

  • Environmental problems claimed 45,000 lives in Sindh in 2009

    ISLAMABAD: A World Bank (WB) analysis estimates that 45,000 people died prematurely in 2009 in Sindh from major environmental health hazards, and its economic impact in terms of GDP was 15 per cent of Sindh’s GDP, with an annual cost of about Rs372 billion...

    The analysis is contained in a new publication ‘Sustainability and Poverty Alleviation: Confronting Environmental Threats in Sindh’...

  • Green buildings: Minimising environmental impact

    Green buildings, also known as sustainable, energy efficient and smart buildings, are built with the aim to minimise environmental impacts, emitting none or very little amount of greenhouse gases (GHG) and reaping maximum environmental, social and economic benefits...

    Generally, the direct and indirect benefits associated with green buildings include: reduced energy consumptions, increased water use efficiency, lower environmental...

  • Prepaid card regulations issued afresh

    KARACHI: The State Bank on Monday issued prepaid card regulations with explanation that the prepaid card customers may withdraw cash and transfer funds from ATMs, pay exam fee, shop online and travel abroad without requiring or compromising the debit or credit card, thus limiting the risk associated with the payment cards usage...

    The bank said in order to promote electronic payments in Pakistan by introducing alternate digital means...

  • SBP amends regulations for MFBs

    KARACHI: Major chan­ges have been made in the Cap­ital Adequacy Frame­work for microfinance banks (MFBs) through amendme­nts in the prudential regulations...

    “The capital adequacy instructions for microfinance banks were last updated in 2008 and since then significant changes have taken place in the calculation of CAR,” said a circular issued by the SBP...

  • Untreated sewage released into drains, streams causing environmental pollution

    Sewage from Rawalpindi city, including from private housing societies and residential and commercial units, is discharged into the Korang and Soan rivers without being treated, causing environmental pollution in the area...

    However, neither the local administration nor the Rawalpindi Development Authority has taken notice of the violations, and has issued no-objection certificates (NoC) to housing schemes in the city...

  • More
Back to top