Received this notice from DHA earlier this month. I applaud them for taking this action.
"SAY NO TO PLASTIC BAGS"
Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency, with the approval of the Ministry of Climate Change and after obtaining consent of the Law and Justice Division, notified a Regulation prohibiting manufacture, import, sale and use of non-degradable plastic bags, effective from April 2013.
It is mandatory for all shopkeepers to only use DHA approved OXO-Biodegradable bags for items to be supplied to consumers. A person / entity who commits such violation shall be liable to fine, penalty or both as prescribed by the Authority from time to time, effective from 1st June 2013.