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LHC bans polythene bags in Lahore

LHC bans polythene bags in Lahore

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) has banned the use of polythene bags at all stores and hotels in the provincial capital, according to media reports on Friday.

Justice Shahid Kareem conducted hearing on Advocate Salman Khan Niazi’s petition and gave deadline of two weeks to fully abandon polythene bags.

The Environment Protection Department told that the court order has been implemented whereas the counsel maintained that some hotels in the city are still using polythene bags.

Justice Shahid Kareem remarked that polythene bags will be banned across Punjab in next phase.