Crackdown against use of polythene bags initiated in KP

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: An extensive crackdown against the manufacturing, wholesale and retailers of polythene bags in the province is underway which is expected to rid the province from polythene bags in the coming 15 days.

According to details, the actions against polythene bags was carried out in the light of directives of Chief Minister across the province. Chief Minister had ordered complete ban on the use and manufacturing of polythene bags during the cabinet meeting on Friday last week after which district authorities and administrations have started extensive crackdown throughout the province.

The progress shared with the Chief Minister’s Secretariat mentioned that two plastic bag manufacturing factories have been sealed in town III area of Peshawar and three factories have been sealed in industrial area of Hayatabad whereas all wholesaler and retailer shops have been closed in the provincial capital.

Furthermore, wholesalers and retailers have also been shut down in District Swat, Kohat, Charsadda and Malakand whereas District Khyber has been declared polythene free. Similarly, bio-degradable bags have also being made available as part of the drive. Similarly, three plastic bags manufacturing factories have been sealed in District Abbotabad and a total of 500 kg bags have been confiscated.

As per directives of the Chief Minister, all tourist spots in the province have also been declared polythene free. The drive will be carried out for the coming weeks on which a detailed briefing will also be provided to the Chief Minister.