The transgenders and beggars are offered to sell the cotton or paper made bags in Islamabad instead of begging on the streets.
The administration of the capital city has advised the beggars and transgenders to stop begging. The administration has asked them to set up stalls for selling the cotton made or paper made bags near the commercial areas and at the main signals or areas of their preference.
It has also been briefed by the Islamabad administration that the ones selling cotton or paper bags would neither be charged any fee nor would be asked to pay some rent.
Muhammad Hamza Shafqat—the Deputy Commissioner Islamabad tweeted about the initiative on social media. He wrote that instead of begging the administration of the capital city has offered everyone including the transgender persons to set up a stall and to sell cotton bags wherever possible.
He further wrote that the decision has gone well. The cotton bags are becoming the source of livelihood for the less privileged and is helping them to earn a decent yet respectable earning.
People are generally lauding this initiative and are happy with the decision of the Islamabad administration.
It is pertinent to mention that after the imposition of the ban on the use of plastic bags people were unhappy and were suffering, especially the ones who were linked to the business of plastic bags. The ban resulted in making thousands of people jobless.
The ban on the use of plastic bags in Islamabad has been put into effect from August 14.