KP govt imposes ban on plastic bags

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has imposed ban on plastic bags in the province, says provincial minister for information.
In a statement, the provincial minister for information Shaukat Yousafzai said on Friday said that all the deputy commissioners have been directed to implement ban on the plastic bags. He said that the government has imposed ban on sale and use of the shopping bags. He said that only degradable bags would be allowed in the province.
The minister said that if some was caught with plastic bag, he would be fined Rs50,000. He said that law for ban on plastic bags was made three years ago. However, he added, anti-plastic bags law would be implemented soon.

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