PR No. 103 Implementation of the “Prohibition of Non-Biodegradable Plastic Products (Manufacturing, Sale and Usage) Regulations”. 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.