CM Usman Buzdar Announces Plans to Ban Plastic Bags in Punjab

Plastic bags have been banned from Punjab following a cabinet meeting held in Lahore yesterday.

Headed by Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, the meeting took place in Lahore on Monday to review the cleanliness in Lahore and other cities. The Chief Minister organized a high-level committee, led by Minister of Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Local Government (LG), Muhammad Basharat Raja, to ban plastic bags in the province. The committee will present recommendations on the ban of polythene bags.

The members also reviewed the performance of Lahore Waste Management Company.

Demanding results from everyone, Usman Buzdar said that there is not enough attention being paid to cleanliness in Lahore and other big cities and that the arrangements are ineffective. “It is rueful that garbage is visible despite disbursement of funds.” He also decided to run a special campaign for cleanliness in Lahore.

Prime Minister’s Special Assistant, Nadeem Afzal Chan, questioned Usman Buzdar on the matter to which Usman Buzdar reassured that special attention was being paid towards the provision of healthcare and education in Lahore and other parts of Punjab.


  • So what is the sustitute for such a fast moving consumer good??? To ban something is easy but when it comes to substitute that thing with a better one people like Buzdar sahab do not present any solution or they do not have solution at all…sahibo plan for the better substitution then move on to ban such things. Kindly consider.

    • Where there is a will, there is always a way…
      Before these plastic bags, our society were using cloth bad specially made at home for good purchase.
      Now days ready made same cloth bags are available in the market, you can buy in rupees 50.
      And in the western countries, paper bags are used for same purposes.

  • Lekin ye sirf punjab me hi kyun banned ho rahy hain pollution hmein puray mulk ka acha krna hy tou phir ye bhi pury mulk me banned hone chahye buzdar sahb ko sochna chahye k sirf punjab nahi badalna pura pakistan badalna hy

  • Plastic bags are the main cause of blocking drainage. It should be stopped. People buying stuff can take shoppers from their home or buy cloth made bags.

  • Where there is a will, there is always a way…
    Before these plastic bags, our society were using cloth bad specially made at home for good purchase.
    Now days ready made same cloth bags are available in the market, you can buy in rupees 50.
    And in the western countries, paper bags are used for same purposes.

  • Plastic bags should not only be banned in Punjab or in Pakistan, but these filthy things should be strictly banned throughout the World. These dirty bags are eating UP the very beauty of Earth which Allah has rewarded us and we are not taking it seriously.

  • Don’t get emotional guys, it’s just a ban, without any implementation, just like previous bans. You can buy and use all the banned stuff easily, few examples: Chinese-Salt, Indian Gutka, Cigarettes in public places, outside educational institutes, to minor, plastic bags, alcohol, drugs, you name it…

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