Sustainable Environment: Challenges and Solution in Pakistan


Muhammad Roman , Shahbaz Ali , Sarwan Khan , Ahmad Raza Shahid , Husnain Rauf ,

Download Full PDF Pages: 10-16 | Views: 418 | Downloads: 154 | DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3483333

Volume 3 - April 2019 (04)


The achievement of sustainable development in the environment necessitates a holistic effort in all areas of society to meet the appropriate criteria. Current debates about urban sustainability not only tend to focus on carbon emissions, energy consumption, and waste management but also the role of facility managers in dealing the environmental problems towards sustainable development and environment. Inevitably, there is a need to specify the permissible building specific environmental that must be compatible with overall sustainability targets. This paper delineates the mitigation plan that can be adopted by facility managers to overcome environmental issues that may affect the total management, performance, and operation of development in Pakistan. This paper also described several environmental problems that occurred in Pakistan and gave some strategies that may help for a sustainable environment in Pakistan.


Sustainable environment, environmental challenges, Strategies, Recommendations


                         i.            Planning Commission, GoP (2007)

      ii.            12th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit, Islamabad, Pakistan, 4 – 6 January, (2004)

    iii.            Khan, Shahrukh, Khwaja, Mahmood A, and Khan, Abdul Matin, “Environmental Impacts and Mitigation Costs Associated with Cloth and Leather Exports from Pakistan,” Environment and Development Economics, 6(2001): 383 - 403

     iv.            Pak.EPA, "Institutional analyses of Air Pollution in Pakistan, June, (2009).

       v.            Khwaja, Mahmood A. and Quraishi, M.H., "Self-monitoring and Reporting for Industry," Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Islamabad (2003).

     vi.            Khan, Azher Uddin, "Evaluation of Industrial Environmental Management – Pakistan," May, (2010)

   vii.            Khwaja, Mahmood A., Shaheen, Nazma and Yasmeen, Farzana, " Mapping of Chemically Polluted Sites in Pakistan," SDPI, Islamabad, 2012.

 viii.            Khwaja, Mahmood A., Umer, Faiqa, Shaheen, Nazima, Sherazi, Anusha and Shaheen, Faisal Haq, "Air Pollution Reduction and Control In South Asia – Need For A Regional Agreement," Science, Technology and Development, Vol. 31, No. 1, 51 - 68 (2012)

     ix.            Khan, Haroon Ayub, “Implementing NEQS: Pakistan’s Experience in Industrial Pollution control,” SDPI Working Paper Series # 38, sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Islamabad. Pakistan (1998).

       x.            Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants (POPs); Strategic Approach to International Chemical Management (SAICM), UNEP Chemicals, Geneva, (2001)

Cite this Article: