Peshawar: The provincial administration of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and industries have decided to work together to address the growing environmental pollution problem.

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The agreement was reached during a meeting between Malik Imran Ishaq, President of the Industrialists Association Peshawar (IAP), and Abdul Karim Khan, Special Assistant to the Chief Minister (SACM) on Commerce and Industry, on Tuesday in Peshawar.

Senior officials from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Economic Zones Development and Management Company (KPEZDMC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gave reports to the meeting, which were thoroughly discussed.

The meeting determined that KPEZDMC would appoint a technical consultant within seven working days who would visit each chipboard plant to consult and prescribe a standardised low-cost, high-efficiency pollution control system that would meet national environmental criteria.

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This sub-committee may hire a technical consultant to recommend upgrading existing plastic bag production machinery and processes in order to change the completed product, if practicable, according to the meeting.

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