Plastic bags to be banned in Islamabad from August 14: Zartaj Gul https://t.co/eNGhjH5Yzu
— Zartaj Gul Wazir (@zartajgulwazir) June 17, 2019
State Minister for Climate Change, Zartaj Gul, has announced a ban on the use of plastic bag in Islamabad from August 14, 2019.
She stated this during a National Assembly Session on Monday.
While praising the Prime Minister Khan, she said, he’s a visionary man whose focus is to minimize the effects of climate change in the country. The billion trees tsunami was one of the many initiative he took for the purpose.
Pakistan is ranked 7th in the list countries affected by natural disasters & the country needs to be cautious. The “Naya Pakistan” government is steps in this regard. The ministry has procure some 5000 cotton bags among its officials, parliamentarians and media persons as an alternative. These bags will be distributed free of cost in Sunday bazar & other markets.
“Pakistan uses 7 billion plastic bags per year.”- Report
The ministry is also engaging students & civil society in the upcoming campaign. This week the Senate Subcommittee on Climate Change held a meeting with students of COMSATS University to seek support to make Islamabad plastic-free & a model city for the rest of the country.
Hoping to see CLEAN & GREEN PAKISTAN sooner! Credits: Khola Zia