National Environmental Quality Standards

HIA Environmental Assessment Ordered

Date of Release: 
Dec 13 2015

Karachi—The Secretary, Environment, Sports and Youth Affairs Balochistan Dr. Shoaib Ahmed Golla has ordered the authorities concerned to speed up monitoring and environmental assessment of the industries in Hub Industrial Area (HIA) in order to ensure compliance of the environmental regulations and make HIA pollution free industrial zone.


Need to provide relief: Govt allowed to resume work on coal-fired plant

Date of Release: 
Oct 30 2015

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday vacated a stay order it had granted against the construction of the 1,320 megawatt Qadirabad Coal-fired Power Project in Sahiwal.

Justice Mamoon Rashid Sheikh recalled the stay order on the provincial government’s request. Counsel for the government argued that the project would help deal with electricity crisis.

He said the project would be completed in time if the court withdrew the stay order.

The lawyer said the government had suffered financial losses after work on the project was suspended.

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