Rawalpindi admin urges citizens not to fly kites

Over 356 kite flyers, sellers rounded up nearly 48,000 kites and 800 string rolls were recovered from their possession

Our Correspondent February 20, 2024


The Rawalpindi district administration and police have urged citizens to ensure that their children do not violate the ban on kite flying imposed by the provincial government.

According to a police spokesperson, over 356 kite flyers and sellers were rounded up during this season and nearly 48,000 kites and 800 string rolls were recovered from their possession. He said Potohar division police netted 147 violators with 5,300 kites, 200 string rolls, 326 liquor bottles, two pistols, sound systems and other items.

Similarly, Rawal division police conducted raids in their respective jurisdiction and netted 18 accused with 438 kites and 15 string rolls while Saddar division police held 23 kite flyers and sellers and seized 630 kites, 18 string rolls and other items.

He said separate cases had been registered against all the violators.

Noose tightened around kite sellers

The spokesperson said on the special directives of City Police Officer Syed Khalid Hamdani, police were taking strict action under the law. The CPO had requested the parents to stop their children from getting involved in such activities as a crackdown against kite flyers had already been accelerated in the city, he added.

Special squads had been formed to net the violators while deputy superintendents of police and station house officers were also taking part in the operation. He said that the officers concerned had been directed to utilise all available resources to control the kite flying and to net the ban violators and the kite sellers.

He said the violators were being dealt with an iron fist and no one would be allowed to violate the law and indulge in kite flying and selling.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 20th 2024.


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