Pak-EPA initiated actions to ensure the compliance of
“Prohibition of Non-biodegradable Plastic Bags
Chitral Times Report
Islamabad: 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 under
S.R.O. 5(KE)/2013 & S.R.O. 96(KE)/2015. The Environmental
Monitoring Team (EMT) comprising Mr. Khalid Mehmood Chadhar, Deputy
Director (EE & TT), Ms. 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 on
July 13, 2017.
During the visit, the each and every shop/store of the market were
visited, whereas, only nineteen (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, at 11:00 Hours 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.