Plastic pollution is also affecting the coastal areas including the port town Gwadar. To contain the use of plastic bags, the Health Department in collaboration with People’s Primary Healthcare Initiative (PPHI), an NGO, organized an awareness walk in the port city. A large number of people attended the awareness campaign, discouraging the use of the plastic bags which have become a major cause of concern on the beach areas too.

Pak Voices citizen journalist Ismail Umer talked to some participants of the walk about the issue of plastic pollution.