ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Climate Change Zartaj Gul on Sunday said the plastic wrapping of luggage is the requirement of the Saudi government.
She expressed these views in her tweet: “I have now obtained specific details from Secretary Aviation. Saudi Govt required it as a condition of ‘Road to Makkah’ project.”
She added that it was also demanded by all enforcement agencies that all agencies, namely Airport Security Force, Anti-Narcotics Force, Federal Investigation Agency and Customs, recommend it to prevent and mitigate theft and damage.
She said the wrapping was always an optional practice but now was mandatory per Saudi government’s requirement for outbound flights under Road to Makkah project. “Wrapping rate has been brought down from Rs 400 to 50 only,” she tweeted.
Zartaj mentioned, “Therefore, there’s no impact on the imminent ban on plastic bags in Islamabad.”