The Sub- Committee of Senate Standing committee on Climate Change headed by Senator Mushahid Hussain
The SubCommittee was informed that 20 Nullahs of Islamabad sectors had similar problems, whether in posh localities or katchi abadis, of unplanned construction without proper sewerage or sanitation facilities plus absence of a nullah Management system. During their visit to the proposed landfill site at Sangjani, the SubCommittee was given a briefing by Member (Planning), CDA, of the saga of the landfill site selected earlier in 2004, of 125 acres close to Islamabad, where a foreign donor had even promised a grant and even the Environmental Protection Agency had given the NOC but the project was shelved in 2010, as land was given to a developer. Senator Mushahid Hussain termed this ‘an act of criminal negligence done to protect vested interests at the expense of the people of Islamabad’. He said the Senate will ensure that a landfill site is selected and that Islamabad becomes a plastic-free zone in 2019.
The Sub-Committee was accompanied by DG, EPA and Director Admn and Director Environment, CDA.