The Act, consisting of 42 sections divided into and completed by one Schedule, provides for the protection, conservation, rehabilitation and improvement of the environment, including the prevention and control of pollution, and promotion of sustainable development. It extends to the whole Province of Balochistan except Tribal Areas. The Act establishes the following obligations: Prohibition of import of hazardous and electronic Wastes; Solid and Waste Management License; Water Resources Management; Motor vehicles; Alien Species and Living Modified Organisms. The following onshore and offshore activities units shall be monitored strictly to prevent the pollution and environmental degradation: a) Ports and shipping; b) Fisheries; c) Ship dismantling; d) Shipping Traffic (Oil Tankers & Vessels) & dredging; e) Oil and gas mineral exploration; f) Coastal power plants and Energy sector; g) Oil refineries and Industries.In addition, it establishes composition and duties of the Balochistan Environmental Protection Council responsible to: co-ordinate and supervise enforcement of the provisions of this Act; approve comprehensive environmental policies and ensure their implementation within the framework of a National/Balochistan conservation strategy as may be approved by the Federal/Provincial Government from time to time; approve the Environmental Quality Standards; provide guidelines for the protection and conservation of species, habitats, and biodiversity in general, and for the conservation of renewable and non-renewable resources; co-ordinate integration of the principles and concerns of sustainable development into development plans and policies.
Amends: Pakistan Environmental Protection Act, 1997 (Act No. XXXIV of 1997). (1997-12-06)