City govt passes resolution to ban metallic kitestring
LAHORE: The city government approved a resolution recommending legislation against dangerous kite flying on Wednesday, under which the district officer (DO) for environment will take action against people who sell metallic wires and tandi.
Under the proposed law, the DOs would be authorised to imprison violators for six months and fine them Rs 5,000. The legislation would permit the use of starch and grinded glass in making kite string.
Mian Amir Mehmood Zila Nazim chaired the house in the city government’s monthly meeting, while Hamid Hussain Khan, Union Council (UC) 8 nazim, was the speaker. A committee led by Tariq Sana Bajwa, Data Gunj Baksh Town nazim, presented the resolution against dangerous kite flying, which the house approved. The committee set standards for the types of kites and strings that would be allowed in the city.
The city government also approved a resolution to grant districts nazims authority over Citizen Community Board (CCB) projects with the cooperation of the executive district officer.
It also approved a resolution for a new master plan for Lahore, under which the house approved the renaming of 24 roads and chowks after important personalities, national heroes and social organisations.
The house also approved a resolution to set up seven CNG-petrol stations and reopen 17 homeopathic dispensaries, which were previously under the Municipal Corporation of Lahore. staff report