Pakistan’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ordered two cement plants to close for filing to install measures to control dust emissions, according to reports in the local press.
The plants affected belong to Dewan Cement and Kohat Cement. A spokesperson for the EPA said that both companies had been told to act to curb dust pollution but not done so to date.
Dewan Cement’s Hattar plant had been given an eight-month grace period to install German-built dust mitigation technology, but this had now elapsed without the necessary work having been carried out.
Kohat Cement, located in Kohat itself, was ordered to close because the dust control plant was out of order.