Punjab Sets Official Date for Plastic Bag Ban

The Punjab government wants to celebrate Earth Day on April 22 by doing things to help the environment. They are going to start a campaign called ‘No to Plastic’ to reduce the use of plastic bags. The Chief Minister of Punjab, Maryam Nawaz, has said that starting from June 5, 2024, no one will be allowed to use plastic bags.

Punjab Sets Official Date for Plastic Bag Ban

This decision was made in a meeting led by the Chief Minister, where Senior Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb talked about how important it is to deal with the health problems caused by plastic pollution.

The ‘No to Plastic’ campaign wants to tell people how dangerous plastic pollution is. Minister Aurangzeb said we need to stop making, giving out, and using plastic bags because they hurt the environment and can make people sick.

Government leaders and school principals will make sure everyone follows the ban on plastic bags. Schools will teach about why plastic is bad for our health. On Earth Day, there will be a big campaign to teach people about plastic’s dangers. Minister Aurangzeb wants everyone to use cloth or paper bags instead.

Maryam Aurangzeb pointed out that burning plastic bags harms the environment and can make people sick.

On Earth Day, there will be special campaigns to teach about the dangers of plastic and to ask people to use cloth or paper bags instead. Everyone, including store owners and restaurants, is asked to help reduce plastic use and fight air pollution.

Stores like malls and restaurants should stop using plastic bags and containers for food and drinks. The minister said the media can help spread the word about why we need to stop using plastic.

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Minister Maryam Aurangzeb reminded everyone about the deadline, June 5, to stop using plastic bags. She said the government is serious about making people healthier and keeping the environment clean.

In another news, the government has given over Rs13.6 million to people who asked for family pensions and other money they were owed. This happened because Ombudsman Punjab Maj (retd) Azam Suleman Khan told the district accounts officer and others to give the money to thirteen people who asked for help.

Waqas Anjumhttps://pakistanalerts.pk
I am a Pakistani blogger, I love to write educational articles. my goal is to help my Pakistani students.

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