Call for holding industrial units accountable for untreated effluent

It is mandatory for the industrial units under the rules to have plants to treat their effluent before discharging it.This was stated by the head of the Supreme Court-mandated judicial commission on water and sanitation, Justice (retd) Amir Hani Muslim, while he was speaking on Saturday as the chief guest at the first session of a seminar on industrial wastewater management organised by the US-Pakistan Centre for Advanced Studies in Water (USPCAS-W), Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) in collaboration with University of Utah, United States.Around 4,000 industrial units in Sindh did not have treatment plants before the formation of the judicial commission and 450 million gallons of untreated water per day was released into the sea directly, Justice (retd) Muslim told the seminar. He added that the judicial commission compelled the provincial and federal authorities to ensure that industrial units had treatment plants on their premises to treat their…

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