KP Chief Minister announces ban on use of polythene bags

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister (CM) Mahmood Khan issued orders to impose a ban on the usage of polythene luggage (Plastic Procuring Luggage) within the province.

Whereas presiding over a gathering concerning the ban on polythene luggage and its alternate resolution, the chief minister additionally directed to represent a committee to be headed by Minister for Info Shaukat Ali Yousafzai, which might advocate an alternate resolution in opposition to the usage of polythene luggage.

The committee includes Commissioner Peshawar, the Capital Metropolis Police Officer  (CCPO)Peshawar and representatives of  Water and Sanitation Providers Peshawar (WSSP), enterprise group and atmosphere division.

The KP CM additionally underscored the necessity for a complete marketing campaign by way of print, digital and social media for consciousness of most of the people on this respect.

Senior Provincial Minister Shehram Khan Tarakai, Minister for Info Shokat Yousafzai, Minister Surroundings Ishtiaq Urmer, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Muhammad Israr, Secretary Native Authorities, CCPO Peshawar, CEO WSSP, Ex-President of Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and different involved quarters attended the assembly.

The assembly was briefed about plastic air pollution and its hazardous results on the general atmosphere.

The ban could be useful to keep away from environmental air pollution in addition to choking of drains.

Final yr, Sindh authorities imposed a ban on the manufacture, sale and buy of non-biodegradable polythene luggage and plastic merchandise within the province.

 

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