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Friday April 19, 2024

SHC orders action against makers of steel twine used in kite-flying

By Jamal Khurshid
April 02, 2024
The Sindh High Court building facade can be seen in this file image. — SHC Website/File
The Sindh High Court building facade can be seen in this file image. — SHC Website/File

The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday ordered the authorities concerned to take action against persons who are involved in the illegal making of steel strings used in kite-flying and submit a compliance report.

The direction came during a hearing of a petition seeking a ban on the use of steel string in kite-flying in the city. The petitioner submitted that illegal steel strings used for flying kites have caused accidents, resulting injury to in several persons, including motorcyclists and children.

The counsel submitted that necessary directions may be issued to the home department, police and local administration to take action against such unscrupulous elements who are involved in such illegal activities.

A high court division bench, headed by Chief Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi, after the preliminary hearing of the petition, issued pre-admission notices to Sindh’s inspector general of police, the home secretary and others and called their comments by April 24.

The provincial law officer also waived a notice on the petition and submitted that as per his information the Karachi commissioner had already imposed a ban on such activities. The court directed the provincial law officer to seek instructions from the departments concerned and the Karachi commissioner in this regard.

It observed that it is expected that action will be taken against persons who were involved in the illegal making of steel strings used in kite-flying and submit a compliance report on the next date of the hearing.