Now, a fine for littering in Islamabad

August 17th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Anyone caught littering would now have to pay a fine in this Pakistani capital.

A rule framed in 2008 was put in force Tuesday.

Dawn said that littering would lead to an on-the-spot minimum fine of Rs.50.

Islamabad has become the first city in Pakistan to have an anti-littering provision.

“A person or persons violating the anti-littering law can be fined up to Rs.300 on the spot,” Imtiaz Inayat Elahi, a senior official, was quoted as saying.

An anti-littering force, comprising 25 personnel, has been formed.

“A neat and clean environment is the sign of a healthy and civilised society and we can achieve this goal by keeping our houses, streets, sectors and surroundings clean and neat,” said Elahi.

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