ISLAMABAD-Anti-littering drive in five mega shopping centres of the capital city is on the cards from June 5th on the eve of the World Environment Day, but the said campaign seems to be too limited as compared to the quantum of waste across the country. Accumulated in the surroundings of shopping centres, restaurants, bus stations, schools, parks and the dust bins, scattered rubbish has made the places look untidy and clearly speaks volumes about the absence of any national level regulatory framework or proper system for getting rid of dilemma, which has harmful effects on the general environment as well as on the public health. Although positive results can be achieved by utilizing the existing resources and efficient management that does not need extra resources. In this backdrop Litter Prevention Campaigns and other public educational programmes would be the key effort for reducing litter load. But unfortunately so far very little has been done for management of garbage. Keeping in view the problem of reducing the loads of litter, the anti-littering campaign would be launched on the occasion of the World Environment Day under the auspices of the Ministry of Environment. According to details, in the first phase five busy markets including Jinnah Supper Market, Super Market, Kohsar Market, Ali Market and I/8 Markaz have been selected. A 25-member team comprising traders of market, teachers and students of nearby area would be involved for conveying message. Each team would be responsible for maintenance its market and would be answerable to the Federal Environment Protection Agency in case of any complaint. Involving general public is a positive initiative of concerned quarters but on the other side it is also fact it is a tiny effort as compared to grave issue of litter that demands national level prom gram on the part of quarters concerned. As far as the plans that are in the pipeline for management of waste are concerned it was learnt that presently a plan of Waste-to-Energy is also under consideration of the Ministrys official, but no practical steps could be observed in this regard. There are three types of waste including effluent waste, air waste and solid waste. The National Environmental Quality Standards (NEQS) had been notified in 1993 for the dealing with the maximum permissible limits of pollutants in the effluent and smoke emitting in the air. Besides that, general rules of Municipal waste and Hospital Waste Rules, 2005 are present in the form of guidelines. Furthermore Hazardous Substantial Rules has also been finalised. However despite all these rules or regulations, mounting garbage heaps, overflowing sewers and choked drainage channels with breeding ground for mosquitoes and streets stinking with garbage odour depict that still the implementation of rules is far away Non-existence of appropriate plan always forced the inhabitants to look for other alternative options for dumping or disposing of their garbage. On the other side it is also an appalling reality that usually people are too lazy to dispose of trash properly and believe that wherever they litter, it is the responsibility of the municipality to collect. According to Independent analysis a small way for making big differences is an effective strategy, management of trash is a collective responsibility of local government authorities, Ministry of Environment, Capital Development Authority (CDA), Industrial Units and general public.