Punjab bans use of plastic bags from June 2024

02:48 PM | 18 Apr, 2024
Punjab bans use of plastic bags from June 2024
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LAHORE – In a significant step to tackle climate related problems, Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz has approved a ban on the use of plastic bags across the province.

The ban on the use of plastic bags will come into effect from June 5, it was decided in a meeting chaired by Senior Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb.

Aurangzeb stated the international Earth Day will be celebrated on April 22, adding that the day will mark the beginning of the "Say No to Plastic" campaign in Punjab.

Complete restrictions will be imposed on the production, transportation, and use of plastic bags, she said while revealing that the chief minister has approved it.

The senior provincial minister urged the public not to use plastic bags to prevent themselves from cancer, appealing to them to use cloth and paper bags instead. She urged all shopkeepers to support the government's campaign against the use of plastic bags.

It was decided in the meeting that relevant authorities would ensure strict enforcement of the ban on plastic bags. Special lectures and training workshops will be conducted in educational institutions to raise awareness about the health hazards posed by plastic.


Today Open Market Currency Rates in Pakistan - Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - 21 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 21, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.7 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro moved up to 298 for buying and 301 for selling while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 298 301
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.80
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739 747.8
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.53 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.65 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72


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