LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Monday sprang into action against manufacturers of prohibited kite twines after a 28-year-old man was killed by a stray kite string in Lahore.
Rashid, a resident of Gulfishan town of Sheikhupura, lost his life when the kite string fell on him during bike-riding in Badami Bagh area late on Sunday. The victim died on the spot due to profuse bleeding. The incident prompted the chief minister to take the notice.
Shahbaz immediately suspended SHO Ravi Road and demoted DSP Shafiqabad to the rank of an OSD (officer on special duty). The chief minister issued the orders against the police officers under the Punjab Employees Efficiency, Discipline and Accountability (PEEDA) Act.
Sources said that Shahbaz Sharif has also directed authorities to take action against businesses involving sale and manufacturing of dangerous glass-coated or metal string.