Published Date: Jan 21, 2017
Ban on mercury demanded
The Ministry of Climate Change, in collaboration with Environment Protection Agency, Government of Balochistan organized awareness workshop in Quetta to sensitise the stakeholders on ‘Minamata Initial Assessment and Training on Inventory of Mercury and Mercury Compound/Products in Pakistan.
The Project– Development of Minamata Initial Assessment in Pakistan is aimed to strengthen the baselines on mercury management, development of national mercury, inventories, piloting of sartorial action plans as a follow up of prioritisation and development of national mercury management plans and regional approach. The Obaid Ullah Jan Babat, Advisor to Chief Minister Balochistan on Environment was the Chief Guest at the workshop held at a local hotel today. Sajjad Ahmed Bhutta, Secretary Environment Protection Agency, Government of Balochistan, Dr. Zaigham Abbas, Deputy Director (Chemical) Ministry of Climate Change, Dr. Mahmud A. Khwaja, President, International Society for Doctors and Environment, Dr. Shabir Lehri, Principal, Bolan Medical College, Quetta, Dr. Rauf Shah, Vice Principal, Bolan Medical College, Quetta, Dr. Zahoor Bazei, University of Balochistan, Iftikhar-ul-Hasan Shah Gilani. Source: http://pakobserver.net/ban-on-mercury-demanded/