Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has said that the federal cabinet approved 'Single Use Plastic Prohibition Regulations 2023' on the occasion of the World Environment Day, which means Pakistan is now on the journey for reduction in plastic waste.
The Prime Minister wrote on twitter, the new regulations would ensure the phase out of single use plastics in the Islamabad Capital Territory.
He said we will also be introducing an Action Plan for its implementation. The Prime Minister said as a reflection of our commitment to fighting pollution, all the Federal Government entities including the Prime Minister’s Office have been directed to be the front-runners and strictly use only refillable water containers from today onwards.
He urged all provincial governments and the public at large to join these efforts of the federal government in reducing plastic pollution in the country.