Karachi: The Sindh Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) on Tuesday notified the resolution of a total of 217 public complaints pertaining to environmental violations in different parts of the province, a news source reported.
Prior to resolving the issues, the authority first technically and legally examined each complaint in order to take the most suitable action under the Sindh Environmental Protection Act 2014, which includes provisions for controlling all types of pollution for sustainable development of the province.
Officials concerned revealed that another 76 complaints of a similar nature were currently under consideration. Out of the 217 resolved complaints so far, 112 belonged to Karachi, 14 to Mirpurkhas, 24 each to Sukkur and Hyderabad, 12 to Larkana, and 31 came under the jurisdiction of the Sindh Environment, Climate Change, & Coastal Development Department.
In a meeting of the Public Complaints Cell of the SEPA, officials concerned revealed that the complaints received so far had been related to all three major types of pollution i.e. land, water, and air.