Crushing Plants At Margalla Hills Permanently Closed: Pak-EPA

Crushing plants at Margalla hills permanently closed: Pak-EPA

The crushing plants at Margalla hills were permanently closed in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) and at Sanjrani area, a plant was sealed in July 2018 by Pakistan Environment Protection Ageny (EPA), Ministry of Climate Change.

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 11th Sep, 2018 ) :The crushing plants at Margalla hills were permanently closed in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) and at Sanjrani area, a plant was sealed in July 2018 by Pakistan Environment Protection Ageny (EPA), Ministry of Climate Change.

Senior officials of EPA told APP that there are no crushing plants in any residential areas of ICT at present. However, they said that one asphalt plant has been installed by CDA near Islamic International University Islamabad (IIUI), therefore, Capital Development Authority (CDA) may be asked about it's operation.

The officials said that the approval for the design and construction of flats or any building in Islamabad are given by CAD, while Pakistan Environmental Agency only deals with the Environmental impact assessment projects.

They said that EPA has give environmental approval after environmental impact assessment. The officials further said that one project of residential apartments in F-10 Islamabad has been stopped after issuance of Environmental Protection Order (EPO) by Pak-EPA due to violation of Pakistan Environmental Protection Act (PEPA) 1977.

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