Strict legislation to curb kite flying

Strict legislation to curb kite flying

The Punjab government has decided to enact strict legislation to curb kite flying. Recommendations to the Chief Minister’s Office to tighten the law against kite flying have been requested to amend the Prevention of Kite Flying Ordinance 2001.The Punjab government is facing difficulties in curbing kite-flying despite continuous efforts, for which law enforcement agencies have further amended the existing law against kite-flyers and proposed new punishments.According to sources, three years imprisonment and an increase in fine of Rs 100,000 has been proposed for the manufacture of kite flying. Five years imprisonment or a fine of Rs 20 lakh or both should be given for the manufacture of kite flying equipment.

Sources said that it has also been recommended to give 5 years imprisonment or a fine of Rs 5 lakh or both for selling kite flying equipment at the same time. An amendment has been recommended for imprisonment and a fine of Rs one lakh. Sources said that the Punjab Chief Minister has also been informed about the new proposal and the law department should be consulted for its implementation soon.

Strict legislation to curb kite flying

Author: Haroon Malik

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