Special teams of the Ministry of Environment have made raids in different areas of Islamabad and removed 2.5 million polythene bags during the operation.
Since 14th August polythene bags have been completely banned in Islamabad under the Clean and Green Pakistan campaign. Teams are visiting different areas of Islamabad daily and checking stores if they are still using polythene bags.
The ban on the use of polythene bags in Islamabad involves a permanent ban on its manufacturing, trading, and sale. The Ministry of Climate Change has introduced cotton bags as an alternative.
The Sindh government has also announced plans to make the province a plastic bag-free by October 2019. On the other hand, Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar has also said that the approval to ban plastic bags in the province will be accorded in the next meeting of the provincial cabinet.