The ban on the sale and purchase of plastic shopping bags has come into effect in the provincial capital of Balochistan from Thursday.
Administrator Quetta Metropolitan Corporation (QMC) Farooq Langove said 12 plastic warehouses had been sealed in different parts of the city. “Those producing and selling plastic bags were given two months. That deadline has now expired,” he added.
The biodegradable shopping bags are being introduced in Quetta and a private manufacturing plant to produce them has become operational, the administrator told media men.
Langove warned of strict action against those found to be using plastic shopping bags from onward.
The use of polythene bags has also been banned by the Cantonment Board Clifton (CBC) in Karachi. The CBC has set a deadline of June 30 for the enforcement of the ban.
Moreover, the Hunza district administration, Punjab and KP governments have also banned the use of plastic shopping bags.