Pakistan

Peshawar High Court orders NAB to probe tree cutting in DI Khan

Date of Release: 
Sep 11 2013

The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Tuesday directed the director general National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to initiate a probe into cutting of hundreds of green trees for widening the Chashma Road Project at Dera Ismail Khan and book those found guilty.

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The Sindh High Court orders crackdown on smoke-emitting vehicles

Date of Release: 
Aug 20 2013

The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday directed the traffic police and transport authorities of the city to take action against smoke-emitting vehicles.

The directive came from a division bench, headed by Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi, at a hearing of a petition seeking action against smoke-emitting vehicles and violators of traffic rules. The petitioner, advocate Abid Hussain, told the bench that a large number of vehicles were plying on roads without any fitness certificate.

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Environmental & Social Impact Assessment (ESIA): Karachi Hyderabad Motorway (M-9)

Published Date: 
06/2012

The existing 136 km Karachi-Hyderabad section of N-5 (popularly known as Super Highway) connects the port city of Karachi with the North of Pakistan. This section of the highway is amongst the most densely trafficked in the entire country, the existing highway is serving heavy traffic volume with large portion of truck traffic. The route is also the shortest possible distance between the two cities i.e. Karachi and Hyderabad and feeds into the main North – South Links i.e. National Highway N-55 (Indus Highway) and the National Highway N-5 (Grand Trunk Road).

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IEE: MFF Power Transmission Enhancement Investment Program

Published Date: 
11/2011

The proposed project is construction of a new 220 kV 125 km long Transmission Lines (TL) from UCHII to SIBI, in Balochistan province. This new 125 km long TL will be passing through total 3 districts. The condition of the power transmission system in Pakistan is inadequate to meet the rapidly growing demand for electrical power. This situation limits national development and economic growth. To enable the transmission system to deliver newly added generating capacity the existing network has to be expanded.

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EIA Case Study: Glycol waste incineration in a wet process

Published Date: 
08/2006

A polyester staple fibre manufacturing unit in Pakistan used to dump its glycol waste in the sea. Because of public and government pressure, the waste was sent to a wet-process cement factory. There it was mixed with the raw material slurry and fed into the cement kiln. A team of scientists did not find any difference in the quality of cement and all samples before and after glycol waste incineration. The EPA nonetheless insisted that the incineration activity should be examined using EIA techniques.

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EIA: MFF for Power Distribution Enhancement Program

Published Date: 
03/2011

This Document is the Environmental Impact Assessment for the tranche-2 sub-project (Conversion of Jalalpur-Nau Grid Substation with double circuit T/Line) proposed by the Gujranwala Electricity Power Company (GEPCO) under the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Power Distribution Enhancement Multi-Tranche Finance Facility (PDE-MFF). Under ADB Guidelines, the substations & distribution lines are to be taken as one integral subproject/ one package and the guidelines require environmental assessment of all components of subprojects whether financed by ADB, governments or other co-financiers.

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EIA: JDW Co-Gen Power Project

Published Date: 
03/2011

M/S JDW Power (Pvt.) LTD., (JDWPL), 1485/C-A2 Asad Jan Road, Lahore Cantt, Pakistan are in the process of installing a 2x40 MW co-generation power plant, using bagasse and imported coal as fuel. The project consists of a stand-alone bagasse cogeneration facility that will be constructed alongside the existing JDW Sugar Mills Limited (JSML) at Qasba Shiren, Jamal Din Wali, District Rahim Yar Khan, Pakistan.

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EIA: North-West Frontier Province Road Development Sector and Subregional Connectivity Project (Peshawar–Torkham Subproject)

Published Date: 
05/2006

This updated summary environmental impact assessment (EIA) is based on the environmental assessment reports for the proposed new alignment of the Peshawar–Torkham subproject under Loan No. 2103-PAK: North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) Road Development Sector and Subregional Connectivity Project. This subproject was appraised during preparation of this loan in 2003. The summary EIA based on the 2003 feasibility study was circulated to the Board on 15 June 2004 and the loan was approved on 18 November 2004.

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Pakistan: Under-construction flyover in conflict with mass transit plan

Date of Release: 
Nov 20 2012

Sources said the KMC had not obtained a no-objection certificate from the KMTC for its flyovers which according to KMC administrator’s directives must have been obtained before initiating work on the flyovers.

Work on the flyovers is under way.

While KMTC chief Rasheed Mughal said it was an ‘in-house issue’ and would be sorted out within the KMC, he confirmed to Dawn that neither the NOC had been applied for nor the KMTC issued one. He also agreed that the Dakkhana flyover was being built at a location where one of the mass transit corridors had been planned.

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Pakistan: Kurrum Tangi Dam project likely to displace 12,000 people

Date of Release: 
Oct 27 2012

The report has urged the federal government to review the environmental impact and resettlement plan for the Kurram Tangi Dam, which will also dislodge a number of schools and health facilities.

Furthermore, the cost of the dam, planned to be constructed across the Kurram River, about 19 miles north of Bannu city, has increased by almost Rs42 billion due to inactivity on the project in the last seven years as the budgeted amount was not released by the government.

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