Pakistan’s Hunza Valley Becomes Asia’s First Plastic Free District

A similar campaign will be carried out in Islamabad and Gilgit-Baltistan.

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Hunza has become the first plastic-free district of Pakistan as stated by the adviser to the Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam,

While addressing a ceremony, he said that Hunza has taken the lead in becoming the first district of the country as well as Asia to be plastic-free. 

“The people of Hunza deserve congratulations for implementing the ban. I hope they will continue cooperating with the administration to keep the city clean and free of plastic bags,” Malik Amin Aslam said. 

He added that a similar campaign will be carried out in Islamabad and Gilgit-Baltistan. Furthermore, section 144 on the use of plastic bags was also imposed in the valley. 

The district administration of Hunza distributed a total of 10,000 cloth bags following the ceremony. As per a circular by the administration, “Plastic bags are detrimental to the natural environment and human health. All the traders dealing in plastic bags should end their stock by April 20.

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