Fans to defy kite flying ban

Police make arrangements to crackdown on Basant lovers

Our Correspondent February 21, 2024


The Rawalpindi Kite Flying Association has announced to celebrate Basant Night on Thursday (tomorrow).

The association’s Vice Chairmen Mohammad Iqbal and Fayaz Ahmed said that Basant will be celebrated in Rawalpindi city on Friday for which all the preparations are being made. Basant festival will be held in Islamabad on the first Friday of March.

The Basant in Rawalpindi will begin after Friday prayers and will last until sunset, while Basant Night will begin immediately after sunset on Thursday (tomorrow) and will continue till 1am.

Kite lovers defy Basant ban

According to the association, special arrangements have been made on the roofs of houses, plazas and markets. Food and beverage stalls are also being set up to facilitate kite-flying lovers.

The citizens of Rawalpindi have prepared huge special kites with flags of political parties which will be displayed on Basant Day. Photos of favourite political leaders and their favourite political slogans have also been written on the colourful kites.

In Rawalpindi, the police have also deployed the Dolphin Force to arrest the kite flyers. The policemen on motorcycles will also patrol the streets. The police stations have also been provided with ladders to nab kite flyers on rooftops.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 21st 2024.


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