QUETTA: Quetta Deputy Commissioner Captain (retd) Tahir Zafar Abbasi has urged traders and shopkeepers to immediately remove all plastic bags from markets and warehouses within a week, saying purchase and usage of plastic bags in the city is completely banned.
He expressed these views while addressing a meeting held to impose ban on usage of plastic bags in Quetta on Friday.
The meeting was attended by Quetta Assistant Commissioner Sania Safi, Anjuman Traders Committee President Abdul Rahim Kakar and other officials.
The deputy commissioner said that degraded plastic bags blocked drains and sewage lines, creating an unpleasant environment in the city and causing serious health complications for citizens.
He urged traders and shopkeepers to use paper bags instead of plastic bags. He said that paper bags were eco-friendly and could be easily recycled.
He further said that shopkeepers should ensure cleanliness and place their garbage bags outside their shops so that the corporation staff could collect them the next morning.
He said that the city management along with Anjuman Traders and other organisations would take potential steps to bring Quetta back to its former glory.
He said for reviving beautification of the city, the administration planned to highlight different art works on the walls to create awareness among the public about the present environmental challenges.
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