Sindh imposes blanket ban on plastic bags from October

12:10 AM | 9 Aug, 2019
Sindh imposes blanket ban on plastic bags from October
KARACHI - The Sindh government has announced that it will be enforcing a blanket ban on plastic bags throughout the province with effect from October 1.

Addressing a press conference on Thursday, spokesperson for the Government of Sindh, Barrister Murtaza Wahab said there will be a complete ban on the sale, manufacturing and use of plastic bags in the province.

The PPP leader said that that the decision had been taken by the provincial environment department.

The official recalled that the use of plastic bags had previously been banned by the provincial government, and the government was merely implementing the decision throughout Sindh.

The Sindh government had on March 21 last year, imposed a complete ban on the manufacture, sale and purchase of plastic bags across the province under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.

The Sindh cabinet had decided to reimpose a phase-wise ban on the use of polythene and plastic bags in the province; Sukkur was selected to implement the ban first.

In his media interaction, Wahab warned that after the Oct 1 deadline, violators of the ban will face legal proceedings.

Meanwhile, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah in a video message urged the public to avoid plastic bags, highlighting that they are a major pollutant.

The plastic bags are also being banned in different parts of the country with  Islamabad to implement the ban from August 14 onward.

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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