SC directs Punjab IG to submit report on kite flying
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Punjab inspector general of police to complete the registration of kite merchandise manufacturers, including metallic wire makers, within fifteen days and submit a report through the Punjab advocate general at the next hearing.
The court urged lawyers to assist the court in dealing with the issue. The bench also directed all district coordination officers (DCOs) of the Punjab province to prepare detailed reports of their respective districts regarding the implementation of laws related to the kite business. They will submit their respective reports through Aftab Iqbal Chaudhry, the Punjab advocate general.
Advocates Muhammad Akram Sheikh and Shahid Hamid offered their assistance to the court.
The Punjab advocate general, who appeared before the court on notice, informed the bench that the provincial government has already taken a number of steps to the implement laws related to kite flying. The provincial government has placed advertisements in national newspapers to seek public opinion on the kite flying issue, he said.
Raja Muhammad Irshad, the federal deputy attorney general, said that a total ban should be imposed on kite flying which results in the loss of dozens of lives every year.
The SC bench, consisting of justices Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, M Javed Buttar and Raja Fayyaz Ahmed, took serious note of the deaths caused by kite flying and directed the advocate general to advise the Punjab chief minister to compensate the family members of the those who had lost their lives. The Chief Justice said that the print and electronic media should play its role in creating awareness about the hazards involved in kite flying. The SC bench adjourned the case until October 25. app