LAHORE Sept 5 (TNS): Kite-flying was reported in different parts of the city and cases were registered against the suspected offenders.
Two cases of kite-flying; FIR No. 415/17 in Manga Mandi against Zahid Hussain s/o M. Ashiq r/o Qila Nawan Manga Mandi and FIR No. 899/17 in PS Shafiqabad were registered against Harmas s/o Agha M. Hassan r/o Kacha Ravi Road St-No 08 near Azam Marriage Hall.
There were also crackdowns against collecting hides, kite-flying, aerial firing and wheelies.
These operations continued on the second day of Eid. Kite-flying was also banned in February 2017 for the basant festival.
A tweet by Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif confirmed that kites would be grounded during the festival.
In 2005, the Supreme Court banned the spring festival as a number of deaths were caused by the use of glass-coated kite string. The festival of kite-flying was completely banned across Punjab.