On Friday, Dec. 2, 2005, the PakTribune of Islamabad, Pakistan reported that the ban of the manufacture of kites and coated kitelines as well as the flying of kites during the Basant Festival was finally taking hold in the country today. This comes after some strong action by the Justices of the Supreme Court. Last week ocal officials were called to a conference to explain why they were not enforcing the ban imposed by the Court October 24, 2005. After reinforcement by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court it appears that these officials have gone back to their jurisdictions and are now enforcing the ban.
The ban was implemented for safety reasons since many people are injured annually and there is frequent power interruptions due to kite metallic coated kite lines shorting out the power grid. On occasion, deaths of innocent people have also been recorded due to the effects of the sharp glass and metallic coatings on kite lines.
ARKANA, December 03 (Online): The district administration has imposed ban on all kinds of kites flying within the city vicinity following issuing of Supreme Court in this connection.
As per details, District Coordination Officer Larkana Haji Khuda Bakhsh Larik under the directives of Apex Court on suo motu case No. 11 of 2005 had imposed ban on all kinds of kites flying including its manufacturing, selling, distribution and making of kite flying strings.
After this, the order came in force with immediate effect. The DCO also directed the police officials including the elected representatives, Taluka Nazims Larkana, Ratodero, Dokri and Bakrani for implementation of the orders of the Supreme Court of Pakistan in letter and spirit.
Full story in The PakTribune.com.