Pollution created by the polythene bags is a global issue especially in Pakistan. Keeping in view the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has intended to impose a ban on the use of polythene bags in the province in order to protect the environment from plastic pollution and its negative effects.
He also directed for constitution of a committee to be headed by Minister for Information Shokat Yousafzai that TORs of the committee should be finalized shortly and report in this regard should also be submitted within ten days.
The Chief Minister said that the use of polythene bags affected our agriculture sector, irrigation, sewerage system and also the system of drinking water to great extent. Immediate steps should be initiated to sort out an alternate way instead of polythene bags.
We will make sure that the uses of biodegradable bags which will not only clean the environment but will also save the people from different disease, he added.
The Chief Minister further said that awareness campaigns would be carried out through different media channels, so as to raise awareness of the business community and the general public about the troubles and complication of non-biodegradable bags.