Crackdown in opposition to kite flyers in Lahore, 42 arrested

LAHORE: A minimum of 42 kite flyers have been arrested in a crackdown on Sunday by the police and over 45 circumstances have been registered.

Regardless of a ban on kite-flying in Lahore and frequent crackdown operations by the police since three months, some folks nonetheless proceed making and flying kites, whereas disobeying the legislation.

In keeping with police officers, in crackdown operations throughout numerous areas of Lahore, the police arrested 42 kite flyers in whole, from the areas of Baghbanpura, Shalimar, Sanda, Islampura, Shad Bagh, Raiwind and Misri Shah. The police additionally seized big quantities of kites, rolls and strings.

DIG Operations Dr Haider Ashraf stated kite flying shall be strictly prohibited and motion ought to be taken in opposition to these discovered violating the ban by flying or promoting kites and the fabric related to the exercise. He additionally appealed that oldsters ought to discourage their youngsters from taking part on this harmful exercise.

The ban on the promoting and flying of kites shall be maintained by any means, added police officers.

Up to now three months, over 300 kite flyers have been arrested from a number of areas of Lahore. Police additionally seized over 6,000 kites, rolls and strings.

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