Islamabad The Ever Green?

Green%20Islamabad.jpgThe Capital Development Authority (CDA) of Pakistan’s federal capital has planned to formulate the Islamabad Environmental Regulations (IER), 2007, to control increasing water, noise and air pollution in the city.

The much-needed environmental laws are being formulated jointly by the CDA and the Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (PEPA) to improve Islamabad ‘s ecology. Violators of the laws will be fined at least Rs5,000. Earlier, the people causing pollution could be fined up to only Rs500.

The recent tree-felling campaign is bound to pollute the environment, as trees are a shield against air contamination and global warming. Islamabad is famous for its natural beauty but the CDA’s recent tree-felling spree has played havoc in the name of development. According to a recent report 14,000 to 20,000 trees were set to be cut under road widening projects, construction of hotels and underpasses.

We owe it our coming generations to leave a better looking and more environmentally rich Islamabad.

2 Comments so far

  1. WK (unregistered) on February 13th, 2007 @ 4:54 pm
  2. NoVacancy (unregistered) on February 14th, 2007 @ 4:41 pm

    At last the hard task master Kamran Lashari’s efforts have started to bloom.Happy office/working hours CDA wallahs :-).BTW did you find that gold for which you have ravaged and tilled the whole city?.

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