ISLAMABAD: The Chief Executive of Multi-Professional Co-operative Housing Society (MPCHS) ‘Multi Garden B-17’ has been fined Rs 0.5 million by the Environmental Protection Tribunal for breaking environmental rules.
As per the details, Environmental Protection Tribunal Registrar Bakhtawar Irshad stated that on February 1, the tribunal’s Chairman Adil Anwar, and Member Technical Dr. Muhammad Bashir issued a judgment against the society.
The judgment ordered the Chief Executive of Multi-Professional Co-operative Housing Society (MPCHS) to pay a fine of Rs. 500,000 for breaking environmental laws.
Besides, the Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA) Director General was also ordered by the Tribunal in its ruling to begin legal action and file complaints with the Tribunal within 15 days.
The tribunal ruled that any housing schemes or society in the federal capital that had begun construction without first receiving the required environmental approvals, must be fined and dealt with under the law.
Furthermore, it also ordered to hold responsible any housing projects or societies that have received environmental licenses but are not adhering to the requirements set out therein, adding that, the DG Pak-EPA might ask the Chairman CDA for help in this matter.