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HC seeks report on air pollution from DoE

Published : Thursday, 14 March, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 605

The High Court on Wednesday directed the Director General of Department of Environment (DoE) to submit a report on what step the organization have
taken to prevent air pollution in Dhaka.
The court also asked DoE director Ziaul Haque to appear before it on April 10 with the report.
The HC bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader passed the order while hearing a writ petition filed by Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh (HRPB).
The court also asked both Dhaka north and south city corporations to submit reports before it on their steps taken to prevent air pollution in Dhaka.
While hearing the petition, the court said they are disappointed as "the authorities did not take proper action for preventing the air pollution".
Earlier in the day, the DoE and city corporations placed some reports before the HC in line with its January 28 order.
In the report, the DoE said it has conducted mobile courts against the persons who are responsible for air pollution. But the court said that the DoE's action is not adequate as the air pollution was not reduced in Dhaka city.     -Agencies

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