Climate ministry devises plan to eliminate stockpile of POPs.


ISLAMABAD -- Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) has devised a proper plan with cogent strategy to eliminate stockpiles of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) accumulated in the country.

A senior official of the ministry Tuesday told reporter that in a recent meeting of the POPs review committee, held in Rome on the status of progress made by different countries in removing POPs from their environment was evaluated.

'Pakistan luckily is only importing products containing POPs and no indigenous production involving such elements is being carried out in the country. We are heading in the right direction as we have identified the areas with specific ratio of POPs accumulated,' he added.

To a question, he said polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) was one of the POPs found commonly in our system as it was mainly found in electric transformers. 'The latest transformers have no PCB...

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