Are you an environmentalist, an environmental journalist, a green NGO or an industry or any group or institution related to environment sector.
There is a good news for you.
In Pakistan most of the green awards are for sale. If you want to get one; you just need to pay an amount of $250 to $500 and you will be awarded best environmental friendly person or institution in your field. The purpose of distribution of such green awards on price is just to mint money.
Who doles out green awards?
A group of rogues has been working in environment sector of Pakistan. It is based in Karachi and no one can dare to raise any objection over their working. Because they are hooligan by nature and can harm any one who raise eyebrows over them. That is why top officials of government and industrial sectors keep silence over their green malpractices because here in Pakistan writ of law is not very strong. Culprits can not be booked or charged after paying bribe to law enforcement agencies.
So do you now believe green awards are for sale in Pakistan and one can get it by paying money. Just look in my post I will not mention their name anywhere because I know if I would do they can harm me physically.
Green NGO sector mostly corrupt in Pakistan
Green NGO sector of Pakistan is infested with such rogue elements. They instead of working for the cause of environmental care just blackmail the government and industries and mint money on the name of self-defined green cause. If someone refuses to pay them money they launch a campaign against refuser and also bring him to court by labelling allegations of fake or true environmental violations.
Top officials of government environment and health sectors of Pakistan are also scared of such rogue elements. So much so that they not only obey the orders of such so-called green NGOs but also try to give them maximum favour and support to let them mint money from polluting
industries. Strangely enough if a polluting industry pays them a monthly amount as forced donation then such green NGOs stand for the protection of that polluting industry. Nobody can take action against a polluting industry in Pakistan if a green NGO is supporting it.
So in this bleak scenario of green sector of Pakistan green awards are literally for sale and anyone can buy one of them to place it on his front table to show how environment friendly he is.
Political mafias support polluting industries
Political vandalism is also on its peak in Pakistan. If you are a political activist no one can dare to go against you. If a political leader or political party owns an industry or support it then no body can take action against such factory even if it makes a lot of pollution. Most of the big factories in Pakistan are entire or shared property of political leaders or they must support big factories on the basis of cordial relations with them. They support them for doing whatever type of environmental violation they can do and in return they get benefits from such polluting factories. The benefits may be a sponsorship of foreign tour, hiring of close relative of supporting politician or payment in hard cash as a gesture of thanks. So green awards in such environmentally corrupt sector has no worth either one deserves such award or not but ultimately everybody think about recipient of such award as buyer of a green award.
As a universal rule in every sector good and bad people equally exist. In green sector of Pakistan there are a few environmental NGOs that are widely acclaimed for their commendable services for the environmental development in this South Asian country. But their count is very limited.
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