SIALKOT

The Environment Protection Agency (EPA) has issued the show-cause notices to more than 40 small and big tanneries for spreading environmental pollution in the city and its surrounding areas.

The officials said that cases had been sent against 40 tanneries to EPA Tribunal Lahore for further trial.

Earlier, the department had also issued the show cause notices to 160 small and big tanneries a month ago for creating environmental pollution in the city and its surrounding areas.

Rs1.2m released: The Tehsil Municipal Administration (TMA) has released Rs1.2 million to the Gepco for early relocation of 23 electrical power pylons to Gandum Mandi and Lehai Bazaar localities.

TMO Tajamal Abbas Rana said that 23 electrical pylons were creating hurdles in the smooth flow of traffic in the areas.

He further said that the TMA planned to relocating these pylons to other suitable places for providing maximum relief to the perturbed traders and general public in the area.