Parliamentarians urged to launch drive against polythene bags

PESHAWAR: The legislators and lawmakers on Tuesday urged to play their imperative role in curbing use of polythene bags.

An event regarding elimination of polythene bags held here by UNDP under the chairmanship of the Speaker KP Assembly Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani was attended by the Minister for Information Shaukat Ali Yousafzai, Advisor to CM for Education Ziaullah Bangash and MPAs.  

On the occasion, the Speaker Mushataq Ghani said that KP was facing problem of shopping bags, which polluted the environment. He said the provincial government on the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan started Billion Tree Project to improve the environment related issues and the project was successfully underway.

He said that the KP province was among the parts of the globe where environmental pollution had been overcome. He said that the Provincial Assembly has passed a bill to ban the use a polythene bags, adding that the MPAs should launch an awareness campaign against the use of polythene bags to sensitize people about its negative aspects besides protecting environment from further degradation.—APP

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