58 kite fliers arrested for violating ban

58 kite fliers arrested for violating ban

LAHORE: In a crackdown on kite sellers and kite flier, police Monday arrested 58 violators and confiscated dozens of kites and allied material in the provincial capital.

DIG Operations Dr Haider Ashraf said that all superintendents of police (SPs) had been given special directives not to tolerate kite flying in the city.

The Punjab government has imposed a strict ban on kite flying in the province but sometimes the citizens ignore it.
Deaths and injuries caused by stray bullets, electrocution and sharpened kite-strings, falling off rooftops are common during kite flying in the city.Kite flyers often use metal or grinded glass coated strings.

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