Stepping towards the concept of green economy, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has given directions to ban the use of plastic bags across the province to protect the environment from increasing pollution.
He has ordered to form a committee on an urgent basis, which will be headed by Information Minister KP Shoukat Yousafzai. CM has directed to finalize the (TORs) and submit the report is not more than ten days. The committee will provide suggestions on alternatives to polythene bags.
He also stressed the need for a strong and lively campaign through print, electronic, and social media to spread maximum possible awareness to the public regarding this matter.
While chairing a meeting on environmental issues, he gave the directions regarding the ban on plastic bags and finding the alternatives. KPK Senior Provincial Minister Shahram, Minister for Environment Ishtiaq Urmar, Minister for information Shokat Yousafzai, Principal Secretary to CM, and many other government officials were also present there.
It’s worth mentioning here that the local administration of Peshawar city has already banned the sale and use of all kinds of plastic shopping bags.
It’s also worth mentioning here that, recently a team of scientist from China and Pakistan has found plastic eating fungus on a rubbish dump in Islamabad. You can read the full article by clicking the following links
No doubt plastic production and its usage is a major source of pollution around us. The world is moving fast towards a green economy. So the need of the time is that we should also realize the importance of using fewer plastic wares at homes, offices etc and discourage its use as a society. So that we can move towards a better, sustainable and greener economy just like other civilized nations of the world.So that we can keep our next generations safe and secure.
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