Administration invites beggars, transgenders to sell paper bags in Islamabad

Following the plastic ban, the German Embassy in Islamabad distributed cloth bags among the public.


  • Islamabad goes polythene-free on 14th August as a complete ban on plastic bags is levied.

  • The decision has been taken considering the harmful environmental implications. 

  • The administration has invited beggars, transfers to take part in the drive and sell paper bags. 

In the federal capital, Islamabad, the administration has invited beggars transgender persons to take part in the campaign to promote paper bags in the city, sources told a local media source.

Both parts of society have been offered to sell bags made of paper and cloth and contribute to the campaign. The administration also assured the volunteers that they will be provided with full facility and help will be provided to them in setting up of sale points.

The sale points will probably be set at shopping malls, Markaz and shopping centers. Regarding this, elders of transgender persons and activists have approached the administration in relation to the matter. While talking to Dawn, Hamza Shafqat, Deputy Commissioner, stated that transgender person and beggars have been asked to set up stalls to sell paper and cloth bags.

German embassy distributes cloth bags in Islamabad:


Following the plastic ban, the German Embassy in Islamabad distributed cloth bags among the public. Embassy’s Twitter account posted pictures of the staff being welcomed by citizens warmly and distributing the cloth bags symbolizing German flag.

“After the ban of plastic bags entered into force in #Islamabad, we distributed cloth bags today at a Government school, Aabpara market & Blue Area. Important to raise people’s awareness of #avoidPlastic for the sake of our environment! #Reuse is the only solution,” the embassy posted. 

The administration in Islamabad has recently imposed a complete ban on plastic bags, plastic bottles, and wrappers for carrying food items as part of the ‘Clean and Green Pakistan’ campaign. Heavy fines are being imposed on restaurants, shopping malls still using polythene bags.

Also See: Ban On Plastic Bags Imposed On All Airports Across Pakistan

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