KARACHI: The Sindh government on Saturday imposed a ban on the manufacturing, sale and purchase of non-biodegradable polythene bags in the province.
An official of the environment department informed the cabinet during a meeting that the manufacture and use of polythene bags is a crime.
On this, the cabinet approved the environment department’s request to impose a province-wide ban on its use.
According to the spokesman of the Sindh chief minister, in the next three months, there will be a ban on the use of plastic bags in different districts of the province.
Further, the cabinet approved the release of aged prisoners after a new list is put together every three months. The cabinet also approved the release of aged prisoners with dangerous diseases.—INP