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Thursday Aug 08 2019

Sindh govt bans selling and use of plastic bags from October 1

'Plastic bags cause choking of nullahs': file photo

KARACHI: The Environment and Alternative Energy Department Sindh announced on Thursday a ban on the use of plastic bags.

According to Sindh Adviser on Environment Murtaza Wahab, the ban will come into effect from October 1.

The provincial adviser said that there will be a ban on manufacturing, selling and use of plastic bags, adding that a big reason for choking of nullahs is due to these bags.

The ministry’s spokesman said that Murtaza Wahab also distributed bags made of cloth among people at Do Talwar.

The adviser said that the cloth bags will be distributed among residents of the city.  

On Twitter, Senator Wahab shared a message from Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, urging residents to replace plastic bags with cloth bags.

"Sindh Govt has started an awareness campaign against the use of Plastic Bags for being disastrous to environment. CM Sindh requests citizens to support the campaign & help Sindh Govt save the environment. It has been decided that plastic bags wont be allowed from 1st October," he tweeted.