TURBAT: After the decision by the federal government to ban plastic and polythene shopping bags in the capital, the difficulties of shopkeepers and customers have increased manifold. According to a report, various markets were still found using plastic bags – including the government-controlled Sunday markets. The decision of the government is praiseworthy and even the citizens praised them. But the lack of a cheap alternative has compelled people to continuously ignore the government’s decision. So I urge the federal government to create awareness about alternative ways that can be implemented by shopkeepers and citizens so that the issue is resolved at the latest.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 22nd, 2019.