Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency

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Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency
PEPA
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Agency overview
Formed November 9, 1997; 16 years ago (1997-11-09)
Jurisdiction Ministry of Environment
Minister responsible Hameed Jan Afridi
Agency executive Asif Shuja Khan, Director-General

The Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency, sometimes known as Pak-EPA, is an executive agency Government of Pakistan managed by the Ministry of Environment. The agency is charged with protecting human health and the environment by writing and enforcing regulation based on laws passed by Parliament. The Pak-EPA was proposed by the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, and it began operations in 1997 after Parliament passed a law to established a federal executive agency. The agency is led by an appointed director-general, who is appointed by the Prime Minister on the advice of the Minister for Environment. The current director-general is Asadullah Asif Shuja Khan. Pak-EPA is not a Cabinet department, but the director-general is normally given the cabinet rank.

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The Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency, sometimes known as Pak-EPA, is an executive agency Government of Pakistan managed by the Ministry of Climate Change (formly Ministry of Environment) . The agency is charged with protecting human health and the environment by writing and enforcing regulation based on laws passed byParliament. The Pakistan Environmental Protection Act was passed in 1997 by the Parliament repealing the Pakistan Environmental Protection Ordinance 1983. The agency was established under the 1983 Ordinance and saved in the 1997 Act. The agency is led by an appointed director-general, who is appointed by the Prime Minister on the advice of the Minister for Environment. The current director-general is Asif Shuja Khan.

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