Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA) has initiated actions in commercial markets of Islamabad to ensure the compliance of Prohibition of Non-biodegradable Plastic Bags (Manufacturing, Sale, Usage and Disposal) 2013.
The Environmental Monitoring Team (EMT) comprising Khalid Mehmood Chadhar, Deputy Director (EE and TT), Saima Nazir, Deputy Director (GIS) and Madiha Naz, Assistant Director (GIS) coped with the Police escort of ICT conducted the monitoring of Super-Market, F-6, Islamabad, said a press release issued here on Friday.
During the visit, the each and every shop/store of the market were visited, whereas, only 19 stores/shops were found non-compliant, therefore, the legal notices were served on the spot to the owners/managers of said stores/shops and were called to appear on July 17, 2017 in the office of DG Pak-EPA for personal hearing under the law.
Pak-EPA is committed to make Islamabad a clean and plastic bag pollution free city. All citizens of Islamabad are requested to report any non-compliance and stop using plastic bags.