COMPARATIVE REVIEW OF KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA AND FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION LAWS IN PAKISTAN
The Government of Pakistan has taken concrete step towards the protection of environment in shape of passing Pakistan Environmental Protection Act (PEPA), 1997. But after the passage of 18th constitutional amendment in 2010 which devolved the subject of environment from federal government to provincial government, the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) passed its own environmental protection law in shape of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Environmental Protection Act (KPEPA), 2014. This paper is intended to comparatively review both environmental laws and also discuss whether KP government has passed a new law for the preservation of environment or has modified and amended the existing federal environmental law in this respect. Furthermore, this study is investigated to identify the strength and weakness of both environmental legislations.