Environmental Protection Agency, Balochistan

  • Environmental Protection Agency, Balochistan (BEPA) was created on 22nd February, 1992 and under the administrative control of the Urban Planning & Development Department. Subsequently it was relocated under the administrative control of the Department of Environment, which was abolished and put under the administrative control of Environment, Wildlife Livestock and tourism Department. At present due to the long consultations and endeavor the Government of Balochistan has notified it as a separate department headed by Secretary Environment and Sports.

    Balochistan Environmental Protection Agency’s role is to serve as main environment regulatory body for Balochistan Province, responsible for implementing National and Provincial Laws, and improving the protection of the Environmental and Natural Resources of Balochistan, developing policies for improvement and sustainable use of natural The Government of Pakistan, accepting the Youth as being its most potential and valuable assets, created the sector of youth in the Ministry of Culture and Sports in 1984. The wing, after remaining part of various Ministries, was finally upgraded and given the status of full-fledged Ministry in 2005. The Ministry in the last few years mainly carried out activities like organizing workshops, seminars and exchange of youth tours to various countries, etc. At Provincial level too Youth Affairs Department were created but except for Secretary Youth, the Department has no other employee nor has it ever been allocated any budgetary support to carry out its duties. The only major contribution is the under construction Youth Development Centre at Quetta with an estimated cost of Rs.24.6 million. The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Youth Affairs. The center will go a long way in promoting, guiding and training the youth of Balochistan as the Centre has provision of basic infrastructure like debating hall, indoor games, boarding and lodging facilities etc.

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