HONG KONG: Sindh Minister for Environment, Climate Change & Costal Development Muhammad Ali Malkani presided over a meeting regarding Sindh Environmental Protection (SEP) Council for approval of Sindh Environment Quality Standards (SEQS) and also for the framing the rules of procedure for SEP Council.

The meeting was attended by Baqaullah Unnar, Secretary Environment, Climate Change & Coastal Development Department / Director General Sindh EPA, Syed Jamal Mustafa, Secretary Irrigation Department, Abdul Raheem, Secretary Industries, Dr. Muhammad Usman Chachar, Commissioner Sukkur Division and others.

The members of the council, after detailed deliberation, approved the SEQS notified earlier, vide Gazette Notification No. EPA/TECH/739/2014 dated, 28th January, 2016. The chairman of the council has also formed a sub-committee to review the SEQS and to propose necessary amendments within a period of one month.

The sub-committee will be chaired by the Secretary, Environment, Climate Change & Coastal Development Department Baqaullah Unnar and will comprise following the 11 members. Sindh Environment Quality Standards

Gulzar Feroze, FPCCI, Representatives of CCI, Karachi, Representatives of S.I.T.E. Association Karachi, Representatives of KATI, Representatives of CCI, Hyderabad. Ghulam Murtaza, Representatives of Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources. Mr. Shahid Lutfi, Environmental Expert. Prof. Dr. Rasool Bux Mahar, Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Jamshoro. Prof Dr Shabbar Ali, Dean (Civil), NED University. Waqar Hussain Phulpoto, Additional Director General SEPA. Dr. Ashique Ali Langah, Director General Regional Office Karachi SEPA.

Minister Muhammad Ali Malkani, Chairman of the Council also directed SEPA to prepare draft for “Rules of Procedure” of the Council within 30 days for review of the council members.

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