‘Govt striving to enforce a complete ban on the sale, manufacturing of plastic bags’

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ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam on Monday urged the masses to stop using plastic bags for being unhealthy and unfriendly towards the environment.

He chaired a second meeting on the implementation of polythene bags regulations, 2019.

Malik Amin Aslam urged the participants to arrange a cleanliness campaign, public awareness drive and enforcement of laws, especially in urban areas of Islamabad.

Representatives of Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA), Islamabad Capital Territory Administration (ICT) and Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) were present during the meeting.

The representatives presented their inputs and affirmed to stop using polythene bags in public and to ensure the infringements would be fined strictly.

They apprised the adviser about a large number of polythene bags confiscated by implementation teams and fines/penalties collected to date.

Malik Amin Aslam said the government is working to implement a complete ban on the use of polyethylene bags and its manufacturing, trading, and sale in Islamabad.

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