LAHORE - Environment Protection Department (EPD) Punjab on Monday constituted six squads to carry out survey of industrial units of Lahore to check environmental pollution. The decision was taken at a meeting under the chairmanship of Advisor to Chief Minister on Food and Environment Mansha Ullah Butt and Secretary Environment Saeed Wahlah. Saeed Wahlah informed that these squads have been constituted in view of increasing cases of environmental pollution and consequent health issues. He further added that they would carry out surveys of all the industrial units and submit their reports. Industries are issued an environmental approval with certain conditions to maintain the state of environment and follow National Environmental Quality Standards (NEQS).Saeed Wahlah said that a special cell has also been established at EPD head office where all the squads would submit their survey reports and propose action against polluters on daily basis. Based on the nature of impacts on environment, the cell would decide legal actions under section 16 of Punjab Environmental Protection (Amendment) Act, 2012.