Environmental Legislation in Pakistan (PB-7)

Environmental Legislation in Pakistan (PB-7)

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  • Sunday | 11 Jul, 1999
  • Abdul Matin Khan
  • Policy Briefs/Papers
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Abdul Matin Khan. SDPI 1999 Introduction 1.    This policy brief is being written for the Ministry of Environment in response to a letter from them. The ministry is compiling this information to prepare a country paper for a joint UNEP/SACEP/NORAD  project on environmental legislation in South Asian countries. The findings will be published in a handbook on environmental law and policy. The views expressed in this paper are entirely those of the author. 2.    Environmental protection has long been a concern of the Government of Pakistan. However, the understanding of environmental issues, their relation to development and their translation into action is yet to be approached in a systematic and effective manner. The National Conservation Strategy (NCS) prepared in 1992 was a major step in setting goals for natural resource conservation and this led to the adoption of a plan of action for the next 10 years (1993-2002).