Oil, gas companies asked to protect environment from degradation
PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Standing Committee on Environment Wednesday asked oil and gas companies working in Kohat, Karak, Hangu, Lakki Marwat and DI Khan district to protect environment from degradation and pollution.
Chairman Standing Committee Fazl Elahi presiding over a meeting, directed the companies to ensure implementation of the agreements signed to protect environment from pollution and degradation otherwise, strict legal action would be taken.
The member of the committee Mian Nisar Gul Kakakhel informed the meeting that due to lethargy of oil and gas companies several skin diseases had caused death of dozens of domestic animals.
He demanded of the department concerned to take action against these companies.
Fazl Elahi said the committee would soon visit the affected areas to review the environmental degradation and also to ask the companies to ensure their responsibilities.
The meeting was attended by MPAs Nisar Gul, Ehtisham Javed, Sobia Shahid, Shahida Hanif and Shagufta Malik and Secretary and DG Environment department. – APP