LHC restrains departmental stores of city from using polythene bags
LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday restrained big departmental stores of the city from using polythene bags for packing items.
Justice Shahid Karim passed the orders on a civil miscellaneous application filed by Haroon Farooq, seeking a complete ban on use of polythene bags across the province, in a pending petition.
Petitioner’s counsel Abuzar Salman Khan Niazi argued before the court that polythene bags was a major source of environmental disaster. He submitted that polythene bags badly affected sewage system, besides causing water pollution. He submitted that the Punjab government had already imposed a ban on the use of polythene bags below 15 microns thickness but it had not imposed a complete ban on use of polythene bags yet.
He submitted that the LHC had already directed the Punjab government to impose a complete ban on the use of polythene bags in a case earlier. He pleaded with the court for directions to impose a compete ban on use of polythene bags. The counsel also requested the court to restrain departmental stores of the city from using polythene bags for packing items.
Subsequently, the court, after hearing arguments, restrained departmental stores of the city from using polythene bags. The court also sought an implementation report within 15 days. – APP