Following Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad, Sindh has also moved to ban plastic bags in the province.
In the first phase, the provincial government is launching an awareness campaign led by Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah.
Adviser to Chief Minister of Sindh on Law, Anti-Corruption Establishment, and information, Murtaza Wahab announced this on Twitter.
Sindh Govt has started an awareness campaign against the use of Plastic Bags for being disastrous to environment. CM Sindh requests citizens to support the campaign & help Sindh Govt save the environment. It has been decided that plastic bags wont be allowed from 1st October pic.twitter.com/3RvFFA4t8o
— SenatorMurtaza Wahab (@murtazawahab1) August 8, 2019
The awareness campaign will be run for a couple of months in which people from all levels of society will be informed about the harmful effects of using polythene bags.
Plastic bags will be completely banned in the province from 1st October.
It should be noted that Prime Minister Imran Khan had ordered a complete ban on manufacturing, wholesaling and retailing of the plastic bags.
Biodegradable bags will be replacing regular polythene bags in Islamabad.