Enforcement of Section 144 on polythene bags trade ordered

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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 issue pertaining to sale of polythene bags despite 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.

Commissioner Peshawar also directed Industry Department to forthwith cancel all NOCs issued to production units of polythene bags.—APP

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