LHC issues notice to Punjab govt regarding ban on kite flying
LAHORE: A Lahore High Court (LHC) division bench on Thursday issued a notice to the Punjab government on an intra-court appeal (ICA) seeking directions to lift the ban on kite flying and permission to celebrate Basant.
Earlier on February 9, LHC Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry had dismissed the petition challenging the ban imposed on kite flying under the Punjab Prohibition of Kite Flying Ordinance 2001. The ordinance stated that the courts could not give the ‘license to kill’ by allowing Basant to be celebrated in the province.
Kite seller Suhail Ansari moved the petition challenging the single bench order. He submitted that the apex court had declared that it would hear the point of view of all stakeholders before amending any law related to kite flying. However, it did not follow through with its declaration and issued the ordinance without hearing his statement or other people concerned.
He requested the LHC to lift the ban imposed by the kite flying ordinance in order to allow thousands of people to earn a living through the production and sale of kites and string.