Punjab to introduce 'fee' for polythene bag use on LHC directives

10:52 AM | 2 May, 2024
Punjab to introduce 'fee' for polythene bag use on LHC directives
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LAHORE – Pakistan's most populated region Punjab is set to impose ‘fee’ on polythene bags usage on stern directives issued by Punjab government.

Lahore High Court issued new directions for all Deputy Commissioners in province to formulate policies regarding the usage and disposal of polythene bags.

Judge Justice Shahid Karim of LHC issued written order in response to petitions filed by Haroon Farooq and others. The order mandates all DCs to develop a comprehensive policy detailing strategies for collecting and disposing of polythene bags, including provisions for imposing a fee on citizens for their use. All districts are required to submit their policies at the next hearing.

The court also directed industries in Punjab to implement measures to prevent waste and pollution. 

The hearing was adjourned until May 3, when the submitted policies and progress reports will be reviewed again.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 13 June 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 13, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75 and Saudi Riyal at 75.9.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.65
Euro EUR 296 299
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.1 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.88 748.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206
China Yuan CNY 38.38 38.78
Danish Krone DKK 40.14 40.54
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.19 917.19
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.3 59.9
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.52 731.52
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.5 205.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.94 312.44
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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