Quetta: The Balochistan government has decided to constitute a ‘Green Force’ – tasked with ensuring compliance with the ecological conservation laws enforced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according to news sources.
An official from the Balochistan government has revealed that th Department of Environment and Climate Change is busy taking steps to prevent environmental pollution and protect the ecology of the province.
The Green Force will have the authority to initiate legal action against those violating environment laws. He said that during the next fiscal year, the government plans to set up environmental laboratories and offices in the port city of Gwadar – where they will ensure the protection of the coastal environment and marine life.
Furthermore, the provincial government also plans to install ten new air quality monitoring stations in the border area to keep a check on the province’s air quality. These stations will be installed at Chaman, Taftan, Khuzdar, Hub Gwadar, Loralai, and other locations. The government will be allocating PKR 100 million in the next fiscal year for this purpose.
Additionally, Balochistan EPA has also suggested imposing a ban i on prohibited crushing plants operational in Quetta to protect the environment.