The Pakistan Environmental Protection Act, 1997

The Pakistan Environmental Protection Act, 1997.

The following Acts of Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) received the assent of the Acting President on 3rd December 1997 are hereby published for general information:-

Act No. XXXIV OF 1997

It is an Act to provide for the protection, conservation, rehabilitation, and improvement of the environment, for the prevention and control of pollution and promotion of sustainable development

WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the protection, conservation, rehabilitation and improvement of the environment, prevention and control of pollution, promotion of sustainable development, and for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto;

1. Short title, extent, and commencement.—(1) This Act, shall be called Pakistan Environmental Protection Act, 1997

(2) It extends to the whole of Pakistan.

(3) It shall come into force at once.

2. Definitions.— In this Act, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,—

(i) “adverse environmental effect” means impairment of, or damage to, the environment and includes—

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(a) impairment of, or damage to, human health and safety or to biodiversity or property;

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