DC Abbottabad seals crushing plants of Chuna village for two days

ABBOTTABAD: Deputy Commissioner Abbottabad while taking the notice of pollution caused by stone crushing plants at Chuna village sealed all plants for two days.

A team of district administration led by the Additional DC Revenue Abbottabad Sayed Asif Iqbal visited Chuna village on the complaints of the residents, after reviewing the situation sealed all crush plants for two days.

DC Abbottabad Mughees Sanaullah in his message said that district administration would not allow any stone-crushing plant which is creating issues for the people and destroying the environment.

The deputy commissioner has formed a committee led by Assistant Commissioner Abbottabad comprising residents of Chuna village and members from all concerned departments, the committee would present its recommendations within two days.

Following the recommendation, only those crushing pants would be allowed to work within the area those would opt environment friendly policies.

Leal and illegal stone crushing plants are a grave concern for the people of the Hazara division those are gradually destroying the ecosystem and causing environmental degradation, moreover blasting for stones that are being used in crushing plants have damaged hundreds of houses in the Hazara division.

Despite clear orders by the provincial government and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) act the owners have constructed plants within the residential areas which are a serious threat for the people and a violation.