Commissioner for enforcement of Section 144 on polythene bags trade
PESHAWAR: Commissioner Peshawar Division, Riaz Khan Mehsud on Friday issued strict directives for curbing the use of polythene, ordering enforcement of section 144 on sale, purchase and transportation of the banned product. He issued these directives while chairing a meeting held here on issues pertaining to the sale of polythene bags despite the government’s decision of imposing a ban over its business. Commissioner Peshawar issued directives to Deputy Commissioner of Peshawar, Nowshera and Charsadda to forthwith enforce section 144 on production, sale and purchase of polythene bags in their respective districts. DCs of these three districts were also directed to seal production units of polythene bags, arrest shopkeepers selling this product and destroy all the confiscated bags during raids. The commissioner also directed Industry Department to forthwith cancel all NOCs issued to production units of polythene bags and make arrangements for checking on all the entry and exit points of these three districts to curb transportation of bags. He also directed to take action against all smoke-emitting industries and those production units which have not installed emission filtration plants. Commissioner Peshawar also issued a directive for the cancellation of weekly holidays of officers and sub-ordinate staff of administration departments. He said for making our environment clean, we have to work on a war footing and strict measures will be taken in this regard. - APP