LAHORE: Punjab govt considers lifting ban on Basant

  • Private TV channel reports 75 percent of city’s residents favour kite flying to celebrate BasantDaily Times Monitor

    basantThe Punjab government is considering the option of lifting the ban imposed on kite flying on Basant this year, a private TV channel reported on Friday.

    Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has ordered Home Secretary Nadeem Hassan to submit a comprehensive plan of arrangements for kite flying on Basant, the channel said. Shahbaz said the plan should ensure strict safety measures, including banning the use of dangerous types of strings used for kite flying, it added.

    Home Secretary Nadeem Hassan told the channel he had called a meeting at the Civil Secretariat on Saturday to consult other senior government officials on the matter. He said police officials and representatives of the Kite Flying Association (KFA) would participate in the meeting. He said the plan would be devised keeping in view past experiences.

    Poll: According to a poll conducted by the channel, approximately 75 percent of the city’s residents favoured kite flying in celebration of the spring festival. Residents say the ban on kite flying not only deprived the people of celebrating and enjoying a festive occasion but also adversely affected the developing industry of manufacturing kite-related products, the channel reported. Overall, the Punjab government’s initiative to consider lifting the ban was welcomed by the public, it added. Daily Times, 24-Jan-09

  • Basant expected on 14/3 check here. http://www.opfblog.com/7048/lahore-basant-on-14th-15th-under-consideration/ 

126 Comments

  1. x_Djz-PuNjaBi_x of beyluxe

    salam to ALL.hmm jo yar inko galian na do inshaallah basant ki ijazat mil jae gi zra hosla rakho…. or sab LAHORIYON ko mera salam…..meri dua h k inshaAllah basanat ki ijazat mil jae gi.inshaAlllah

  2. waqas shabbir

    Bhai sab mil k protest hi kerna parna he warna ye old age hukmran hum youngsters k jazbat ko kabi nai samajh skte….

    yar in ko ye kiu samj nai ati kia ker rahe hain ye lahore k sath..is colorful event ki waja se lahore ko puri dunia me jana jata he aur itna tourism b hota he basant ki waja se..goray b hanstay hongay in hukmranon k feslon pe k tamam achi rawayat tmam healthy low cost entertaining activies khatam kerte ja rahe hain ye pakistan me kia he jis ki waja se ye dunia me famous ho…he kuch???? iss basant ki waja se lahore famous tha puri dunia me log lahore ki beauty dekhne dunia bhar se atay thay…kia ho raha he yaaaro kab ye hukmaranon ko aqal aye gi kab ye out of box sochen ge kab ye humare bare me b sochen ge?????? kia hum just tentions lene k lye reh gay hain koi khushi hamare lye nai he kia???? bhaio kuch kro plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  3. waqas shabbir

    Lahore is not lahore without basant.. basant n kiteflying is soul of lahore…lion hearted lahoris are sitting like mice why they are not coming out to protest against CM???????

    plzzzzzzzzz do something otherwise we will loose our colorful culture…time to wake up!!!

  4. FAHAD

    jab unlimited log bomb blast say mar jaty hen tab govt. ko khayal nai ata logon ki janon ka mgr jab kisi festival ki bari ati ha tu ye log seyasat le aty hen sirf ak din k liye agr bike pe strictly ban lga den tu koi hadsa na ho or log khushi se bsnt mana len plz do it its a request from lahore bcz last year b nae hui.
    plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz punjab govt.

  5. umar

    yar basant ki azaat dy warna agala election ty ana i wa nahi ty tinoo vote kisy nay nahi dena yar mina india rehna wana ty mina lahore a k basnt karda se is dafa v mina lahore ana wa minoo dasoo k goverment ny ajazt diti wa nahi

  6. waqas shabbir

    Umar bhai who told u k ijazat de di he??? plzzz if its joke ti inthai ghatia joke hai we are so sensitive about our basant plzzzz bhai authentic news dia kro hamen…plzzzzz basant kerwa do bhai taras gay hain patang bazi karne ko….

  7. GULSHER SAYS

    MRS SHAHBAZ SHARIF SIRF AIK DIN KE LIE BASANT BANE DE DAI
    PLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
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  8. usman

    Aoa

    i dont know that why punjab govt not promote their culture yesterday we have see world cup cricket cermony in Dhaka it was gerat pleasure for bangladash that how they promote theirs culture In pakistan every activty is banned its not good Basant was a big event to promote our culture our country . I hope punjab govt should give permission to celebrate basant Kasam say log jo mauf ho gay hay kush ho jay gay

  9. kamran

    basan t hogi inshaallah jis tarhan faisalabad walon ne basant manae h usi tarhan ap bhi basant manaein jo karna h karle sehbaz sharief hum lahorie hain aur lahore lahore h booooooooooooooooooooo kataaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  10. basant_man

    There are political reason behind the ban on basant. JUI is involved as well as regional forces are working as well against it. We have a strong opposition from Sindh region as well (resourceful people from that area politicians/businessmen). Ruling bodies need to be pro basant for the lifting of the ban. CJ himself is against it (because of Jamiat).

  11. ali hassan

    AOA
    YR SABAR RAKHO BAS JALD HI INSHAALLAH PUNJAB HAKOMAT BADL JAI GI AUR PATANG BAZI KHUL JAI GI……
    JUST WAIT TO NEXT CHEIF MINISTER TO ENJOB THE FESTIVAL…………………

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