Environmental policies and media reporting in Pakistan / Nisar A. Zuberi

Zuberi, Nisar A. (1993) Environmental policies and media reporting in Pakistan / Nisar A. Zuberi. Forum Komunikasi, 3 (1): 6. pp. 76-86. ISSN 0127-8991


Pakistan is yet another county where consciousness about the environment came late and where numerous problems impede the rapid adjustment needed for hazard-free surroundings. The major being the effective implementation of the policies adopted so far, Pakistan is confronted with dangers of environmental degradation and depletion of resources on one hand and the growth of population with the rate of 3.01 per cent on the other. Being the ninth most populous country in the world, Pakistan has been able to sustain more than four fold increase in population during this century. How the expected 143 million will be living here by the year 2000 is not totally unimaginable as the catastrophic signs have already begun to cast their shadows. The official national Report (NATREP) which has been prepared for the coming UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), says the country faces the specific problems of high population growth, low literacy, widespread poverty, urbanisation and environmentally hostile industrialization only (Muhammad Ilyas, 1991). Many would challenge this instance with the view that environmental degradation is growing on because available legislations and rules are not being implemented.


Item Type: Article
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Zuberi, Nisar A.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions > Environmental policy and economic development. Sustainable development. Environmental management
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > Journalism. The periodical press, etc. Press > Attribution of news. Reporters and reporting
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > Environmental auditing > Environmental reporting
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam
Journal or Publication Title: Forum Komunikasi
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Forum Komunikasi (FK)
ISSN: 0127-8991
Volume: 3
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 76-86
Keywords: Environmental policies; media reporting; Pakistan
Date: December 1993
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/63685
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