5 polythene bags manufacturing units sealed
PESHAWAR: District administration Peshawar and Environment Protection Agency (EPA) have sealed 5 factories and arrested their managers during a joint crackdown on polythene bags manufacturers here on Tuesday. On the directives of Deputy Commissioner (DC) Peshawar, Khalid Mahmood, joint teams conducted raids on polythene manufacturing factories and sellers in Hayatabad Industrial Estate and various localities of the city. On recovery of polythene plastic bags, the joint teams of district administration and EPA also arrested 41 shopkeepers and sealed 27 shops. Almost 13600 kilograms of plastic polythene shopping bags were also taken into possession. The provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has banned polythene plastic shopping bags and district administration Peshawar is taking action against the business in light of the same directives. Khalid Mahmood has warned the trading community against the sale and buying of plastic polythene shopping bags and the initiation of legal proceedings against the violators of the ban. - APP