Enough is enough; no more leniency for kite flyers: CM

Maryam Nawaz directs zero tolerance and strict implementation of law to protect lives.

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif has directed the district administration administrations and police across the province to strictly implement the law against those involved in kite flying to protect lives.

At a meeting held to discuss law and order, she expressed her concerns that people got injured or even lost their lives after being hit by metal strings used for kite flying.

She told the meeting that she was shaken after watching a video in which a child was shown dead after being hit by a stray kite string. The chief minister said that without strictly implementing the law we cannot overcome this issue.

She said mere registration of cases or fining people involved in the dangerous activity will not help in eradicating the kite flying. She said action should be taken against all those involved in kite making, selling, supplying and flying.

She also directed the police and the district administrations to submit her reports about law and order situation in the province on a daily basis.

It may be noted that despite a ban on kite flying, people resort to the activity, especially in the spring season when Basant is celebrated in Punjab. A large number of people, mostly motorcycle riders, frequently sustain injuries with reports of deaths too after being hit by stray metal strings. 

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