Friday, May 24, 2024

Punjab to Impose Complete Ban on Plastic Bags Starting June 6

Punjab province is set to enforce a complete ban on all types of plastic bags, including shopping and polythene bags, starting from June 6.

During his address at the Punjab Assembly today, Provincial Local Government Minister Zeeshan Rafiq revealed that the decision was made under the directives of Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz. He outlined plans for a comprehensive cleanliness initiative to be launched within the next four months.

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Minister Rafiq emphasized that the cleanliness system will be implemented at the tehsil level, with waste collection from every household. Additionally, he stated that streets will undergo daily cleaning, leading to the creation of nearly 100,000 new jobs under the new system.

Furthermore, the Minister announced the establishment of landfill sites across Punjab for waste disposal, citing the closure of over 2,000 water supply schemes due to contamination concerns.

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Amir Shahzad
Amir Shahzad
Amir Shahzad is a experienced journalist with exceptional leadership skills. Graduated from University of Peshawar, he pitched number of acclaimed stories in the national news channels. At present, serving as senior reporter in a reputed news channel of Pakistan, Amir deliver a vast array of in-depth and informative news packages on country's most strenuous part Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) bordering Afghanistan. He loves reading and travelling.
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