EPA’s enforcement team confiscates over 25kgs banned single-use plastics in D-17

ISLAMABAD, Feb 16 (APP):The enforcement team of the Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA) on Friday confiscated over 25 kilogrammes (kgs) of single-use plastic bags and issued three warnings to the perpetrators for violating the ban on one-time-use polythene bags being imposed in the federal capital. The violators namely Pak-Cash & Carry, Labaik Bakers and Islamabad… Continue reading EPA’s enforcement team confiscates over 25kgs banned single-use plastics in D-17

Capital’s air quality unhealthy as PM2.5 ratio beyond permissible limits

ISLAMABAD, Dec 12 (APP):The air quality of the federal capital was recorded an unhealthy on Tuesday as the air pollutants ratio in the atmosphere was beyond the permissible limits of the national environmental quality standards of the Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency as dry and cloudy weather clouted the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. The… Continue reading Capital’s air quality unhealthy as PM2.5 ratio beyond permissible limits

Islooites breath moderate air after light drizzle subsides months ambient pollution

ISLAMABAD, Dec 1 (APP):The air quality of the federal capital was recorded as moderate on Friday as the air pollutants ratio in the atmosphere was below the permissible limits of the national environmental quality standards of the Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency after yesterday’s drizzle in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad helped subside the… Continue reading Islooites breath moderate air after light drizzle subsides months ambient pollution

Air quality of Capital turns filthy after political gatherings

ISLAMABAD, Mar 29 (APP):The air quality of the federal capital on Tuesday turned filthy after high ratio of air pollutants recorded in the atmosphere due to increased vehicular traffic after political gatherings that left the metropolis drowned in air pollution. The air quality data has been collected by the Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA) that… Continue reading Air quality of Capital turns filthy after political gatherings

Air quality remains ideal, healthy throughout April

ISLAMABAD, May 03 (APP):The air quality in the federal capital was recorded healthy throughout the outgoing month of April as air pollutant ratio was recorded below safer limits. The air pollution was also less than April, 2020 during which lock down was imposed across the Capital amid Covid-19 pandemic rise. A monthly data  projection of… Continue reading Air quality remains ideal, healthy throughout April

Islamabad’s scenic beauty observes bright day as air quality healthy

ISLAMABAD, Apr 23 (APP):The federal capital under intermittent clouds hovering over the Margallas embraced one the most cleanest and healthiest day of the year on Friday as the air pollutant ratio dropped to the lowest level after Thursday’s hailstorm. A Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA) told APP that the air pollutant ratio of hazardous ambient… Continue reading Islamabad’s scenic beauty observes bright day as air quality healthy

Polythene bag manufacturing factory raided, owner fined Rs100,000: Zartaj Gul

ISLAMABAD, Mar 17 (APP):Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul Wazir on Wednesday said a huge quantity of polythene bags and raw material were confiscated during a raid on a polythene bag manufacturing factory in remote rural locality of Tarnol in Islamabad and fine of Rs100,000 was imposed on its owner. She said the… Continue reading Polythene bag manufacturing factory raided, owner fined Rs100,000: Zartaj Gul

Capital embraces healthiest day of year amid record low air pollutants

Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency

ISLAMABAD, Mar 14 (APP):The federal capital for the first time embraced the most cleanest and healthiest day of the year on Sunday as the air pollutant ratio dropped to the lowest level in the atmosphere amid rainy weather. Director General Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA) Farzana Altaf Shah told APP that the air pollutant ratio… Continue reading Capital embraces healthiest day of year amid record low air pollutants

Besides shopkeepers, public to be fined to adhere plastic bags ban

ISLAMABAD, Mar 9 (APP): A joint enforcement team comprising Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA), Ministry of Climate Change and Islamabad Capital Territory Administration Tuesday fined Rs25,000 to the shopkeepers flouting plastic bags ban, strictly reimposed by the government by March 1. It also impounded 100 kilogrammes plastic bags besides sealing a shop selling polythene bags… Continue reading Besides shopkeepers, public to be fined to adhere plastic bags ban

Capital’s air quality improves after repeated polluted days of February amid dry weather

ISLAMABAD, Mar 02 (APP):The air quality of the federal capital was recorded healthy on Tuesday as islooites witnessed first clearing in the sky after repeated days of polluted air due to increased ratio of pollutants since February amid persistent dry weather. A Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA) official told APP that the average ratio of… Continue reading Capital’s air quality improves after repeated polluted days of February amid dry weather

Pak-EPA ensures environmental laws compliance despite limited resources: Zartaj

ISLAMABAD, Feb 11 (APP): Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul Thursday said the Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA) was ensuring environmental laws compliance despite limited resources. The Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) was going to provide newly equipped latest air quality monitors to Pak-EPA for better air quality monitoring and data evaluation, she… Continue reading Pak-EPA ensures environmental laws compliance despite limited resources: Zartaj

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