SC’s suo moto notice: Kite makers and sellers to appear at court hearing
LAHORE: A full bench of the Supreme Court (SC), in its detailed order on suo moto action on kite flying, has ordered the manufacturers and sellers of kites and kite string to appear in court at the next hearing in December. The court directed the provincial governments to issue these summons through newspapers and also issued notice to the district nazims, naib nazims, councillors, district coordination officers (DCOs), attorney general of Pakistan and the provincial advocates general to assist the court on the issue.
The provincial inspectors general of police will ensure the compliance of the SC’s orders with the assistance of district nazims, naib nazims, union council members and DCOs. The IGs will report any violation of the order to the registrar who will issue notice to the violators to appear in court and explain why contempt proceedings should not be initiated against them.
The provincial chief secretaries will ensure necessary amendments to the relevant laws to make them viable for controlling kite flying in urban areas. Kite flying associations and the provincial governments will examine means to prevent the loss of life and property of citizens. The LESCO chairman will put in a report about the number of electricity tripping during the duration of the ban.