Lahore High Court released a written order banning plastic bags. On Haroon Farooq’s appeal, Justice Shahid Karim gave written order. Court has, in its written order, ordered all large Punjab department stores and wholesalers to stop using first stage plastic bags in two weeks ‘ time.
LHC has also directed Environmental Protection department to inform all big stores about court’s order and submit implementation report. Court also ordered to display its order at visible places in stores to inform consumers.
All big departmental stores can only use biodegradable bags, according to the verdict.
On the other hand, Environmental Protection department in a report, declared plastic bags as a cause of environmental pollution and recommended a ban on them but sought some time to find alternatives.