LAHORE: Punjab govt considers lifting ban on Basant 126


  • 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/ 


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126 thoughts on “LAHORE: Punjab govt considers lifting ban on Basant

  • 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…………………

  • 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).

  • 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

  • Muhammad Ehsan

    hi basant pay bane hi hai bhai kio jannay zia honay ki zimaydari nai lay raha ab phir vote b hm say hi lanay hain hai na phir dakhay ga Imran han Zindabaddddddddddddddd

  • 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