The agency is charged with protecting human health and the environment by writing and enforcing regulation based on laws passed by Parliament. The agency is led by an appointed director-general , who is appointed by the Prime Minister on the advice of the Minister of Climate Change. The current director-general is Farzana Altaf Shah. Pak-EPA is not a Cabinet department, but the director-general is normally given the cabinet rank. Farzana Altaf Shah was recently permoted to the cabinet rank.
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Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency issued notices to 26 Housing Societies in Islamabad on non-compliance of conditions laid down in environmental approvals i. The Director General Pak-EPA took serious notice on this state of affairs and decided to issue notices to the managements of all housing societies and called upon for personal hearing under section 16 of the Act to ascertain the reasons for non compliance of the environmental conditions laid down in environmental approvals of each project. So far, the managements of 9 such housing societies have been heard by the Pak-EPA and 4 housing societies have been issued Environmental Protection Orders EPO for violation of environmental conditions i.
The EPA is an agency of the United States federal government whose mission is to protect human and environmental health. Headquartered in Washington, D. The EPA was established in response to widespread public environmental concerns that gained momentum in the s and s. The EPA seeks to protect and conserve the natural environment and improve the health of humans by researching the effects of and mandating limits on the use of pollutants. The EPA regulates the manufacturing, processing, distribution, and use of chemicals and other pollutants.