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February 10, 2020

Kites continue to fly despite ban


February 10, 2020

Rawalpindi : Kite-flying is going on unch­e­cked in different pa­rts of the city and cantonment areas despite ban on kite flying.

A number of kites of different colours and sizes can be seen on the sky in various areas including, Amar Pura, Darya Mohalla, Ghulshan Dadan, Asghar Mall,Naz cinema, Shakrial, Muslim Town, Sadiqabad, Tench Bhatta, Dheri HAssnabad, Lalkurti, Bakra Mandi, Dhamyal, Dhoke Syedan, 22 Number Chnugi, Harley Street, Jawara Morr, Peoples Colony, Masrial Road, Kiani Road and other areas.

Moreover, the sale of kites and strings was also being carried out in different parts of the city.

When asked, Muhammad Atif, a kite flying lover, was of the view that people could enjoy for some time through kite flying.

He admitted that despite the fact that it was banned, some people wanted to celebrate it for the sake of their happiness.

However, Latif Ch. who is witnessed of an incident in which a man sustained injuries due to kite-flying string, spoke totally in favour of ban as it could save a number of lives.

He pointed out that strings made of glass-wire or metal had claimed several precious lives and a number of incidents had taken place in different cities in the past when persons particularly while riding on bikes sustained fatal injuries.

City Police Officer (CPO) Muhammad Ahsan Younas said all arrangements had been made to nab the violators of the ban.

He said a complete ban was imposed on selling kites and other material to discourage this practice and save the precious lives.

He informed that several kite sellers were sent behind the bars during this month and thousands of kites and kite flying string rolls were recovered from their possession.

Meanwhile, RA Bazaar Police arrested a man supplying kites to various areas and confiscated 4,000 kites from his possession here on Sunday. A Bazaar Police under supervision of SHO Asif Sajjad arrested the culprit and confiscated 4,000 kites and material used for kite flying besides rounded up a kite seller namely Jahangir Ahmed.

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