KARACHI (Staff Report) – The Senate Standing Committee on Climate Change,in a meeting chaired by Mir Muhammad Yousaf Badini in Karachi, has expressed its concern over levels of sea pollution, which has degraded coastal ecosystem, particularly mangroves and marine life.

The committee directed the Sindh Environmental Protection Agency and provincial Wildlife and Forest department to boost measures to fight pollutiom in collaboration with relevant government authorities.

Sindh Chief Conservator of Forests Aijaz Ahmed Nizamani told the meeting that over one hundred and ten thousand mangroves trees had been planted over the last 23 years in different coastal areas of the province.

The plants have a survival ratio of over 70 per cent, he said while answering the committee’s questions.