Pakistan

QUETTA – The Balochistan Assembly has passed a resolution to impose a ban on the sale, use, and production of plastic bags, in a bid to protect environment.

The resolution, moved by Adviser to the Chief Minister on Information Sardar Raza Mohammad Bareech, was unanimously approved by the House.

Later on Saturday, the Balochistan Environment Protection Agency (EPA) director-general issued an official notification banning the use and production of plastic bags all over the province, renewing the department’s efforts to implement the ban in more effective manner.

The move is aimed to defend the environment and the public health.

The ban will be effective from May 15.

Traders and businesses may face fine for resisting the ban and secret use of plastic bags.

In order to make the ban effective, government officials are also holding consultation with plastic bag producers to convince them to adopt more environment-friendly bags for daily use.