KARACHI - Owing to efforts of Sindh Environment Minister Sheikh Muhammad Afzal alias Khalid Umar, the operational framework of Sindh Environmental Protection (EPA) has been expanded further. An official statement here on Friday said that now provincial environmental watchdog had field offices in five cities of Sindh including Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Larkana and Mirpurkhas apart from its headquarters based at Karachi.The Sindh Minister for Environment Shaikh Muhammad Afzal said that approval of three more regional offices of Environmental Protection Sindh is actually reflection of the commitment of present government for the cause of environmental care. He further said that establishment of newly approved regional offices would expand the environmental monitoring framework in Sindh which would eventually help control degradation in the province.Government of Sindh under the budget of current fiscal year has allowed EPA Sindh to establish three regional offices at Karachi, Larkana and Mirpurkhas. So far Environmental Protection Sindh has been working with its two regional offices one at Hyderabad and the other one in Sukkur which were established in 1998, it was further pointed out.