Kite Flying Violations Going Unchecked Worries Rawalpindi Residents
The residents of Rawalpindi are concerned over the inclination of kite flying in Rawalpindi despite a ban on Basant. Kite flying is getting common on weekends, although there is a ban on it, especially on Fridays and Sundays.
Some areas where it has been observed commonly are Peoples Colony, Tench Bhatta, Arya Mohala, Dhoke Syedan, Kiani Road, Committee Chowk, Dhoke Chaudharian, Adyala Road, Bakra Mandi, Material, Ratta Amral, Sadiqabad, New Katarian, Bani, and Pirwadhai.
The citizens are worried as road accidents and loss of human lives are common because of kite flying. So, they have demanded the strict implementation of the ban on kite flying from the concerned authorities.
On the other hand, the Pakistan Kite Flying Association's Rawalpindi chapter and the local kite-flying association announced Basant celebrations in different parts of the country.
February 18 and 19 are scheduled for the Basant celebration in Rawalpindi Cantonment areas while February 25 and 26 for the celebration in city areas.
Mushtaq, a resident, urged the police officials to implement a complete ban on the sale of kites, strings, fireworks, and aerial firing which are a hazard to human lives, especially youngsters are involved in these acts.
On the special commands of City Police Officer (CPO) Rawalpindi Muhammad Ahsan Younas, Rawalpindi District police have drawn out a plan to find and control kite flying and aerial firing. Strict action following the law against kite flying ban violators would be applied.
According to a police spokesman, more than 2,000 cops deployed for two days, February 13 and 14. The drone operators were also installed to search and monitor kite flying and aerial firing, specifically in congested city areas.
CPO advised the parents, teachers, ‘ulema-e-Karam, and civil society members to step forward and play a role against kite flying and aerial firing which has become a threat to the lives of innocent citizens.
The police spokesman informed that police had initiated strict restrictions against the ban violators and seized more than 60,000 kites and sent 155 kite sellers behind the bars, and flyers during January and February.
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City Police Officer (CPO) Rawalpindi Muhammad Ahsan Younas has said, kite flying ban violators would be dealt with harshly and no one would be permitted to celebrate ‘Basant’ in the city.