Plastic bags banned in Faisalabad and Gujranwala: Report

LAHORE, August 06 (Online): Use of polythene plastic bags has  been banned by Lahore High Court (LHC)  in Faisalabad and Gujranwala.

As per media reports , LHC has given this  verdict on a petition filed by  advocate Abuzar Salaman Khan.

The  case seeking ban on use of polythene plastic bags in malls and shopping plazas came up for hearing before LHC Thursday.

Suleman Niazi advocate told the court use of polythene plastic bags is affecting drainage system adversely. Environment department is not adhering to court’s orders.

Justice Shahid Karim remarked “ Director General (DG) Environment should  implement the court’s order in letter and spirit. Polythene bags should not be seen anywhere. Those who fail to implement court’s orders will have to face the consequences.

LHC has already banned the use of polythene bags at all stores and hotels in Lahore.

Court through written order has  directed Environmental Protection department to inform all big stores about court’s order and submit implementation report.

Court’s  order be put to display  at visible places in stores to inform consumers. All big departmental stores can only use biodegradable bags, verdict said.

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