Search

EPD seals 16 factories

GUJRANWALA: The Environment Protection Department (EPD) taking stern action against pollution causing factories and sealed sixteen such units in Gujranwala. In a statement issued on Monday, EPD Deputy Director Usman Azhar said, “The sealed factories were harming the environment and were a cause of air pollution.” Under the supervision of Deputy Director Usman Azhar and Inspector Ghulam Mustafa, the EPD teams raided the factories engaged in burning of expired batteries in Industrial Estate No II and its surrounding areas and sealed 16 such units. The owners of all these units did not put any treatment system to control the pollution. Usman Azhar said that the residents of Muhafiz Town and Wapda Town also registered their complaints on Pakistan Citizen Portal that some factories were causing environmental pollution in their areas. Provincial Minister for Environment Protection Muhammad Rizwan while taking notice of these complaints directed the officials of EPD for detailed review of the matter and to take immediate action accordingly. Rizwan has appreciated the successful operation of EPD team and said that such operations will remain continue against all those elements causing environmental pollution. INP



--!>

Minister of industry, trade of Russia meets army chief

--!>