Plan afoot to implement mezzanine initiative in housing project


The first-ever echo-conservancy mezzanine structure plan, sponsored by the Pakistan Japan Intellect Forum executive member, is ready to be implemented shortly as a model house in Wapda Town Sheikhupura, Dr. Khalida M Khan, Pakistan’s first female geo-morphologist, stated.

Talking with the media men, the former chairperson of UNESCO and UN-KAKHTAH-DRR at the Punjab University declared that a contract had already been made with the housing project under the South Asian Hydro-de-tox initiative, outlined and defined by the SAIRI report on subsoil hydro-toxicity.

SAIR (Saarc-Asean Interdisciplinary Research Initiative) released an investigative report last month which underlined that hydro-toxicity, the gradual poisoning of underground water reservoirs, is the main issue behind outbreaks of epidemics in different parts of Pakistan.

Dr. Khalida Khan, the former holder and the owner of the echo-conservancy model in the country stated that the echo-conservancy plan was being financed by Homayoun Akhtar Choudhry, the CEO of Yuasa Private (Ltd) Japan, an international automobile corporation, and an executive member of Pakistan Japan Intellect Forum (PJIF).

Being a strong and staunch advocate of the echo-conservancy sewerage-drainage system, Dr. Khalida Khan was said the Strategic Researcher of the Year 2018-2019 at the National Postdoctoral Association (US) by the conjoint Inter-regional Directors’ Board of the Asia-Oceania Postdoctoral Academia and Saarc-Asean Postdoc Academia in 2018.

Emphasizing the issue, Dr. Khan re-considered the thematic baseline note of SAIRI’s P.I. Prof AZ Hafi, that: “an unfair and disproportionate toxic burden was being imposed by the sewage outlets of the urban areas where mostly the poor populations were residing. As a result, the soil and subsoil water reservoirs become unable to shield against the burdens of both the inorganic and organic waste toxicities”.

Dr. Khalida perceives the Sheikhupura model structure plan as a huge practical step toward the implementation of the Hydro-de-tox initiative.

Furthermore, Dr. Khan added that Homayoun Akhtar Choudhry was strongly committed to increasing the precautionary measures against the harmful phenomenon of subsoil hydro toxicity in urban areas of Pakistan. He wished to develop the SAIRI’s Hydro-de-tox initiative in all major urban centers of the country.