Research and Investigation

Functions

The primary function of research and investigation section are following:

  • Taking measures to promote research for the development of indigenous technologies to address environmental challenges 
  • Dealing with public complaints regarding Industrial Pollution received from South Zone (Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Multan, Dera Ghazi Khan and Bahawalpur Divisions) 
  • Issuing orders/EPOs to the polluters for corrective measures, after obtaining approval from DG EPA, Punjab 
  • Entertaining Assembly Questions, PM & CM references pertaining to 18 districts of South Zone 
  • Identifying research needs of the department through consultation with other sections 
  • Providing  assessment of pollution effects on man, animal and plant life 
  • Conducting research on waste minimization and resource recovery techniques with an emphasis on cleaner technology 
  • Coordinating with other research institutions and EPA Laboratories 
  • Conducting personal hearing of polluters u/s 16(1) of PEPA, 1997