Pesticides and Environmental Situation in Pakistan (W-19)

Pesticides and Environmental Situation in Pakistan (W-19)

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  • Saturday | 05 Feb, 1994
  • Abdul Jabbar
  • Working Papers
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Abdul Jabbar and Seeme Mallick 1994 Abstract This paper reviews the environmental situation with regards to pesticides in Pakistan.  It tracks the history and the current status of pesticides usage.  The issues of institutional arrangement for pesticide research and development, and  government policies and legislation regarding import, manufacture, registration, sale and distribution of pesticides are addressed.  It also highlights incidences of occupational and accidental poisoning, and environmental contamination. The sources and chances of pesticide pollution are pointed out with suggestions for prevention of environmental degradation through them.