15 kite-flyers, sellers arrested in Rawalpindi for violating ban
RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi district police rounded up 15 kite sellers and kite flyers besides recovering over 1000 kites from their possession for violating kite ban.
According to state run wire service APP, kite-flying continued in various areas of the city including Pirwadhai, Sadiqabad, Committee Chowk, Waris Khan, Peoples Colony, Tench Bhatta, Dhoke Seydan, Kiani Road, Dhoke Chaudharian, Adyala Road, Bakra Mandi, Masrial and several other areas.
Ban on kite flying, use of metallic strings and aerial firing was openly being violated in the city and Cantonment areas, said the report.
Kite flying continues despite ban as the kites are openly being flown nowadays specially, on Fridays and Sundays and the city administration had failed to implement a complete ban on the activity so far.
On Thursday night and Friday Basant was celebrated in several areas as local kite-flying association had announced Basant in and around the Cantt areas.
According to reports, two children were injured in kite-related accidents on Basant.
The citizens demanded the authorities concerned to strictly implement the ban on Kite-flying, so that road accidents and loss of precious human lives could be avoided.
Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar and officers concerned of the district government were urged to strictly implement the ban as the young enthusiasts are flying kites and found involved in aerial firing.