The Environment wing has a separate Directorate and Divisional offices and is responsible for taken care of Environmental protection under national and international signatories of country. The Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency, is an executive agency of the Government of Pakistan managed by the Ministry of Climate Change. The agency is charged with protecting human health and the environment by writing and enforcing regulation based on laws passed by Parliament. The Pak-EPA was proposed by the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif; it began operations in 1997 after Parliament passed a law to establish a federal executive agency. The agency is led by an appointed director-general, who is appointed by the Prime Minister on the advice of the Change. Gilgit Baltistan Environmental Protection Agency (GBEPA) has been established under the section (5) of GBEPA,2014. Main functions of GBEPA are to take measures to promote sustainable development in GB.
“To provide for the protection, conservation, rehabilitation and improvement of the environment, prevention and control of pollution, and promotion of sustainable development.”