Buner Marble Industry within Environmental Legal Perspective

  • Dr. Ilyas Khan Assistant Professor, Department of Law, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan
  • Gohar Ali Lecturer, Government College Daggar Buner
  • Dr. Syed Raza Shah Gilani Assistant Professor, Department of Law, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan
Keywords: KP Environmental Protection Act, 2014, Environmental Pollution, Marble Industry

Abstract

This study focuses on environmental issues caused by the marble industry in district Buner. District Buner is home to 247 marble factories, which operate in blatant violation of environmental protection laws. The factories and other projects are required to comply with certain provisions of the Pakistan Environmental Protection Act (PEPA), 1997 and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Environmental Protection Act (KPEPA), 2014, respectively. By contrast, the marble industry in district Buner follows none of these laws which have led to serious environmental pollution, most characteristically water, air, and noise pollution. This paper exclusively discusses those provisions of KPEPA, 2014 which are being violated by these marble factories that have led to drastic environmental crisis in the area.

Published
2021-03-07
How to Cite
Dr. Ilyas Khan, Gohar Ali, & Dr. Syed Raza Shah Gilani. (2021). Buner Marble Industry within Environmental Legal Perspective. Research Journal of Social Sciences and Economics Review (RJSSER), 2(1), 244-250. https://doi.org/10.36902/rjsser-vol2-iss1-2021(244-250)