PM stresses to conduct environmental studies before starting developmental work



ISLAMABAD:   Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the authorities concerned to conduct prior environmental studies and ensure conservation of natural resources before launching development work on the islands.
According to media reports while chairing a meeting in Islamabad to review progress on Pakistan Islands and Ravi Riverfront Urban Development projects, he emphasized that the development activity in two projects would bring huge investments for Pakistan and create significant employment opportunities for the local people.
He said the revenues earned by the islands projects would be spent on other welfare projects in respective provinces.
While briefing about the Pakistan Islands, the Pakistan Islands Development Authority chairman said due attention would be paid to environmental conservation and corporate social responsibility.
He said, the Authority is working with international environmental organizations, including International Union for Conservation of Nature and had also obtained “Silver Rating” of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design by the US Green Building Council.
He informed the meeting that the Fishermen Welfare Fund would be established for welfare schemes of local fishermen.
He assured that the development of Pakistan Islands would be made in an environment friendly manner.