Kite flying banned in Pakistan

Kite flying banned in Pakistan

Lahore : Pakistan | Feb 21, 2010 at 7:30 AM PST
Views: Pending

The Pakistan police have seized more than 40,000 kites, 10,000 spools of twine and arrested over 1000 persons because they dared to defy the ban and want to fly kites on the Basant festival. Apparently, kite flying had been banned in Pakistan three years ago since the glass coated twine attached to the kites was harmful and caused many injuries apart from a few deaths. Kite flying is considered to be a huge attraction for certain people – the Chinese love it as do the Gujarathis. Ahmadabad has its annual kite flying festival that attracts entries from all over the world. Like any other kite flyers, they take proper precautions and have not faced any serious problem.

Police arrest 1000 in Pakistan for flying kites

prabirghose is based in Nāshik, Maharashtra, India, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
Report Credibility
  • Clear
  • Share:
  • Share
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear

More From Allvoices

Report Your News Got a similar story?
Add it to the network!

Or add related content to this report

Use of this site is governed by our Terms of Use Agreement and Privacy Policy.

© Allvoices, Inc. 2008-2014. All rights reserved. Powered by PulsePoint.