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Establishment of Provincial Sustainable Development Funds (PB-16)
Abdul Matin Khan
This paper provides details of the decisions made by the Environment Standards Committee (ESC) on the establishment of Provincial Sustainable Development Funds (PSDFs). It also documents the progress made so far in the implementation of these decisions. The Pakistan Environmental Protection Council (PEPC) constituted the Environmental Standards Committee on March 11, 1996. Dr. Shamsh Kassim Lakha, President Aga Khan University, was appointed as its chairperson while the members included senior representatives from government, industry and public interest organizations. The Committee held eight meetings up to August 1998, and made out with several important recommendations on the modalities for implementing National Environmental Quality Standards. Section 2 of this paper provides details on the agreements through the ESC on the above-mentioned issues. Section 3 provides details of the developments that took place from August 1998 to date. Section 4 of the paper provides the status of implementation to date.