LAHORE: Basant on 14th, 15th under consideration 63


Basant on Feb 20, 21, 2010: kite flying association

LAHORE: The District Flying Association has announced Basant would be celebrated on February 20 and 21, a private TV channel reported on Sunday. Secretary Sheikh Salim, said Basant would be celebrated in pursuance of the safety measures planned by the government. Salim said kites would be available in the city from February 5 onwards. However, Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said the Punjab Assembly had not given permission for Basant celebrations. daily times

By Ali Raza
THE City District Government Lahore (CDGL) is still waiting for the green signal of the Punjab government to allow celebration of Basant in the provincial capital as the event has already been celebrated in various cities of the province with traditional zeal and zest.

Sources in the City District Government Lahore (CDGL) claimed that all preparations have been done to announce the festival and the city government was just waiting for the final nod of the government. The sources said strict monitoring of the event was also planned by the CDGL to avoid injuries and loss of life and property at hands of kite lovers.

The sources in CDGL revealed that the Chief Secretary Punjab chaired a high level meeting here Sunday to discuss the issue of Basant. They said no final decision has so far been taken but the office-bearers of All Pakistan Kite Flying Association were of the view that the government was going to allow a two-day festivity.

They said Punjab Governor Salman Taseer had already expressed his approval for celebrating Basant. The sources revealed that All Pakistan Kite Flying Association (APKFA) secretary general has already submitted a written application to the CDGL for announcing a two day Basant festival in the provincial capital in the third week of March 2009. The sources said the tentative dates, which the association wanted were March 14 and 15, 2009. The sources said the association has also requested the CDGL to lift the ongoing ban on the kite and twine-making in the provincial capital so that kites and twine making be started to ensure their smooth availability in the market before the festival. Following an increase in throat-slashing incidents due to thick and strong twines, Basant, which is known as the traditional festival of Lahore, was banned in 2005. Dozens of youths as well as children were killed while many sustained serious injuries in the year 2005 and 2006. Police sources said about seven people including minor children were killed in the year 2007 due to throat-slashing incidents.

The colourful event of Basant also faced opposition from Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) and its distribution companies mainly the Lahore Electric Supply Company (Lesco) and Gujranwala Electric Power Company (Gepco) as kite flying also resulted in frequent power tripping besides damaging the sensitive installations of Wapda and its companies.

After the Apex Court banned sale and purchase of kites and twine, the Punjab government also banned the activity and started carrying out crackdowns on shops selling kites and twines as well as cases were also registered against kite flyers, kite and twine makers and sellers.

On the other hand, the kite lovers, despite various hardships continued to refute the ban and the festival of skies was celebrated in various cities of the province recently. The cities where Basant festival was celebrated officially included Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Multan, Islamabad, Quetta, Kasur, Pakpattan, Okara, Sheikhupura and Sharaqpur Sharif while the residents of Gujrat has announced to celebrate the festival on March 5 and 6, 2009. The sources said City District Governments of Rawalpindi and Sialkot wanted to follow the CDG Lahore.

Sheikh Saleem, Secretary General APKFA while talking with The News said that he has submitted a formal application to the government to allow Basant festival on March 14 and 15, 2009. Talking about the safety of human lives, he said the association has proposed to the government to not allow making, sale and use of think twine during the festival and strict action should be taken against the violators.

“Registration of sellers of kites and twine will be done through the APKFA, which will get affidavits from the license seekers to not sale and use think twine (more than 2 number),” he said. He further said that the association has also asked the government to ban use of twine on Charkhi and anyone using Charkhis would be handled strictly.

He said twine would only be used in its old method (Pina-round ball). Giving logic, he said twine makers used machines to wrap thick twine on Charkhi, which they cannot on a Pina manually. Besides this thick twine cannot be used in more quantity on Pina as it is used on Charkhi, he maintained and added that thick twine was the main cause of throat-slashing incidents. He also claimed that the APKFA has also suggested the government to not allow sale of kites bigger than 2-1/2 Tawa gudda and 5 Gith Patang. He said these sizes of kites did not need thick twine for flying.

He maintained that the association has also asked the CDGL to provide safety antennas to motorcyclists because it was the cheapest measure that could reduce throat-slashing incidents to zero. Besides, the government should also start a massive awareness campaign for kite flyers, parents, students, motorcyclists and general public regarding the safety measures on Basant festival.

He also urged the kite lovers to sacrifice use of thick twine and big kites if they wanted to save the culture and festival of Basant. He said parents should stop their children from flying kites with metal wires, which were the major cause for power failure and electricity tripping in the city.

On the other hand, Director General PHA Nadeem Aslam said that there was no official intimation to the authority as well as to him regarding the issue. DCO Lahore was not available for comments and as usual, he did not attend repeated calls on his cell phone (03008447950). The scribe also tried to contact Chief Secretary Punjab but he was also untraceable.
Source: The News, 2-Mr-09

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63 thoughts on “LAHORE: Basant on 14th, 15th under consideration

  • Wajid

    1- A lot of road accidents… So Govt should ban HTV even LTVonly bicycle should b allow
    2- Pakistan Railway caused huge number of death in 2007-2008 so Govt should ban railway and start traveling on camels
    3- Major cause of death in pakistan our drinking water.. that should b ban and people are allowed only to drink waters from wells and handspump.

    To gain some thing we had to bear some losses… In Aus.. just in Bull fight fastival a lot of people got hurt even die but they do…

    Basant was a fastival even people were seem much participated then other fastivals and was also a good economically circulations and source of income.

  • Farhan Arooj specialist

    There is almost a solution to any problem in the world. The problems cannot be solved by sitting idle and tell sub-ordinates to prepare the report every year. And after the compilation of report, they don’t even want to look into it in detail. The problems can never be solved, if a person is either biased or not interested. The authorities are meant to solve the problems of the city and to come out with the action plan in favor of majority of the people.

  • Zain

    Due to attack on Sirilankan Criket team on 3rd March at liberty.And the terrorist killed 8 people and they finished the name of our healthy sport.Now Government should tell us what to do.They Ban basant festival Now they should ban also terrorist activities.They know about all terrorism activity and they cant do nothing.Now the point is this we cant go outside our houses for any activities due to this terrorist activities Now goverment should release ban on Basant and give happiness to people So that we can celebrate our festival in our houses safely.The Government Should lift up the ban immediately now.Our Governer Salaman Taseer Also in favor of basant I am sure he is a man of his wording.He will give us a good news.

  • ZAMIN

    basant is a festival in which everyone enjoys alot more than 90% people enjoy themselves on this festival. i m also in the favour of basant. as far as concerned with mishaps and accidents,9,10 muharram ko b bike pe pabandi lgti ha na double swari pe basant k din ap bike pe pabandi lga do,and it can be possible.it is not a big deal man…LAHORE IS NOTHING WITHOUT BASANT.
    to my money basant honi chahiye.BOOOOO KATA

  • MANI

    BASANT SHOULD BE ALLOWED IN LAHORE BECAUSE IT CHANGS THE MOOD OFF PEOPLE.AS WE KNOW THE CIRCUMSTANCES IN LAHORE ARE VERY BAD SO ITS A GOOD THING TO FORGET ALL THE HURDELS AND CHILLED OUT.GOVERMENT SHOULD BANNED ON FIRING AND DANGEROUS STRING SO PEOPLE CAN ENJOY.

  • Faisal

    Assalam-u-Alikum everybody

    i have read every person’s opinion above than mine …. as WAPDA specially LESCO raise issue of electricity failure, i have solution for this,

    if WAPDA install PVC Pipe on electricity wires all over the city, they will never face such problem. then can even charge 500 one time from every consumer, as WAPDA detecting TV license fee in Electricity Bills. then i think the WAPDA’s problem will be solved.

    Problem of bike riders, i also have solution for this.i am also motorbike user.i use metalic wire with handle of bike.

    whereas if PHA install and solid wire between road lights pools in Green belt, so that twine will not dropped down to the road, which cases dangerous. because twine cut throat only when it fall crossectional to the road.

    these are my suggestions. if anybody like my suggestions plzz give comments @ mughal_lahoree@yahoo.com

    Thanks & Best Regards
    Faisal Mughal

  • JT

    salam …. meray dostooo basant inshallah 14th and 15th ko lahore main hooo gi …… mager phir bhi sub dua kerooo keh basant esi date main hii hoo … basant cancel bhi hoo sakti hai mager alan tu hoo gaya hai phir We WE SHoUld PraY for basant … and also pray that basant should be peace Full … pray that no one life will damage …. and also pray FOr our country PAKISTAN!

    YOur TruLy
    JT

  • Saleem Tasur says and again

    Salam bhai logo!
    Basant ya to honi chahiay ya nae honi chahiay. Ye nae hona chahiay k ek city mein nae ho ri ar baqi sb cities mein ho ri he. Its nor fair….

    Agar ho to sb ehtiat se manana.tc

    yours truly
    ST

  • PANIC AND SHY BOYS

    HI ALL FRNDZZZZ I THNK BASANT HONI HI CHAHIYAE HAI SO AAP SAB DUA KERO …….BASANT NA HOWI TO ZABARDASTI MANAYEIN GAY PER INSHALLAH BASANT ZAROOR HO GI LAHORE MEIN BASANT HONI BHI CHAHIYAE HAI Q KEAH AGR SAB AREAS MEIN HO SAKTI HAI TO LAHOREWALOON KA KIYA KASOOR HAI IS LIYAE LAHORE MEIN BASANT HO GI INSHALLAH WE VOTE FOR BANSAT IN LAHORE

  • Imran Khadam

    HI DEAR’S
    LAHORE MAIN BASANT HONI CHAHIYE KIUN K YE LAHORION KA TAHWAAR HAI IS LIYE PANJAB GOVT. KO BASANT KI IJAZAT DE DENI CHAHIYE OR INSANI JANO K HIFAZTI INTAZAMAT PER AMAAL KARE. THANKS

  • aLI

    lahore main basant 2010 20 21 febuary ki date i hai KFA ki taraf say..goverment ko date issue kar di hai KFA nay..Basant zaror hoge
    I love Lahore

  • Hassan

    Basant is a total waste of time, it should not be celebrated, the amount of money wasted is ridiculous, if you all have time for this indian festival, im sure you can all get together and spend some time learning about your religion islam,

  • Usman

    salam to all my frnds yar mere khayal sy is bari basant nhi ho gi ku k peechly dafa tu long march ki waja sy ijazat mil gyi thi lekin is bar Cheif justice is khalaf hai bt best of luck InshAllahh inshAllah basant ho gi tu ho gi lahore is a one most city who celebreated the basant junoon plz pray to Allah 4 basant.

  • fahad

    basant is festival of hindus/indians???
    what bullshit
    I have never heard of any hindu or indian celebrating it. It has been a strictly punjabi festival for centuries and had nothing to do with religion. If you had said sikh festival even then it would have made sense, but only a dumbass would believe that it is a hindu festival. Hindus haven’t even heard about it. Ye benchod maulvi suicide bombing k khilaf baat nahin kerte aur basant ko badnaam kerte hain.

  • Syed Muhammad Ali Lahori

    Basant honi hay lahore main date hay 20. 21 feb.2010 do not worry ager na bhi huvi lahore lahore ay lahore fir bhi manata hay….government ki koi nahi sunta….mulk ko kha gaye hain.abh Basant bhi band ker di paglon nay………Zardari marasi

  • tayyab

    lahore ke pechan basant hi.there is no lahore without basant and no lahorez.is mamlay may kisey ko maaf nahi kiya jay ga.na chief jusitec ko aur na he cm punjab ko.

  • ADEEL

    salam bhai log..main adeel dubai main rahta hun.. lahore se hun basically.. i love to celebrate basanttttttttttttttttt.. so plz mere bhaiyo jaise hi confirm ho basant ki date plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz let me know.. thanx ALLAH HAFIZ

  • Syed Muhammad Ali Lahori

    Salam aliqum again…………… Yaar kyun tention letey ho sabh Basant harr saal ban hoti hay na lekin lahore phir bhi manata hay ….so do not worry guyzzzz………Lahore Lahore ay

  • AHAD

    SALAM PLZ YAR PRAY FOR BASANT SHABAZ SHARIF SAHAB SEE APIL KARO BASANT KI PLZ YAR IJAZAT DE DE PLZ 2 DIN TO ATE HAI BASANT KO PHIR HUMAERI KUSHIAN KYO NAHI CELEBRATE KARNE DETE PLZ KOI AGAR PUNJAB GOVEMNT KA PERSON HAI TO PLZ CHIEF MANISTER OF PUNJAB SE REQUEST KARE KE ALLAH KA WASTA AP KO0 PLZ IJAZAT DE DE OR CHEMICAL WALI DOR PAR PABANI LAGAE NA KE LOGO KI KUSHIO PAR PLZ GOD ALLAH KA WASTA ACCEPT KARLE BY I THINK AP APNE LOGO KI APPLICATION ACCEPT KARE GE BY GOD BLESS U.

  • hammad

    @hammad, yar kia karen main karachi se lahore aya ho basant mana ne k liye lakin log bol rahe hain k nai ho rahi hai basant yahan per ya kia masla hai phele date dekar phir mana kar diya

  • BILAL

    THE HIGHCOURT ANNOUNCE ON TUESDAY 9 THAT THE BASANT WILL BE ENJOYED BUT NO KITE WILL FLY.CAN ANY BODY TELL ME WHAT WE DO WITHOUT FLY KITE BCZ BASANT IS A FESTIVEL IN WHICH WE FLY KITE

    • WAQAS

      @faiz ahmad, Salam Faiz theek kha hai apnay k yh fazool kharchi hai jb ap log apni doosri ayashi main paisay uratay ho kya wo fazool khachi nahi hai faiz bhai kisi ko tanqeed krnay say pahlay insan ko apnay qirabaaan main jhank laina chahiya k wo khud kkitnay pani main hai

  • yasir

    yaar basant honi chahiye so far on the tv law has said no basant any1 try for anything like flying kite buying it or selling tht person will b prisoned for 3 years and 1 lakh fine so i guess der wont b no basant dis year :(((:((((((((:((((

  • Muhammad Ehsan

    asalam o alaikum hai plzzzz dua karo ka is baar basant ho jaye 365 din mai say sirf 2 din mangay hain plzzz is ki permission di jaye lahore ko kamzoor aur kabristan mat banao.

  • vikas

    GOVERMENT SAYS….K KITE FLYING SY LOGO KI JANY JATI HAI….KYA UNY YA NHE PATA K IS YEAR MA BOMB BLOST KI WAJA SY KTNY LOGO KI JANY GAI..TNINK

  • ALI

    hi all sorry to say are u all mad or blind or what sub ya bolatay han basant hone chaya lakin yaar un say poucho jin kay bachy nahi rahay yaar hum sub insan han or insaynayat kay laya aik bachay ya aik gaher kay son chlaya jaya to kya guzarte hay unlogon pay zara socho kay humary is sock ke waja say logon ke jany gae han dard nak mot howi hay main ya nahi blata kay ap main say kisi nay mara hay lakin koi to hay jis ke dor say wo massom bachay maray han yaar un k bary main socho plz asa mat karoo main aik sawal karta hon un logo say jo bolatay han basant hone chaya TUM LOGON NAY KAYA KIYA HAY UN LOGON KAY LAYA JIN KAY BATY NAHI RAHAY? ager koi answere day to main be bolon ga kay basant hone chaya main kud bohat pasand karat hon hon lakin wo kam nahi karat kis say logon ke jan jaya
    SOCHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO?

  • ALI

    kal jub sisab kitab kay din wo bachay hum say pouchain gay kay un ka kiya kasore that hum logon nay apny gatya sock kay laya dore ko galss lagawaya or un kr jan le to kaya tum jwab do gay
    KIYA TUM YA JAN KER BE SOO JAOO GAY ARAM SAY KAY HUMARY IS SOCK KAY WAJA SAY MASSOM BACHAY MAR RAHY HAN?
    SOCHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO?

    • WAQAS

      @ALI, Salam ali ap nay theek kha hai pr jo roz road payy masoom logon ki jnay zaya hoti han to kya hm loog ab car chalana chor day ali hr kam ka tarika kar hota hai pabandi lagana koi bara kam nahi han han Albata jo log firing aur galt door istimal krtay han un ko pakray wo to un say pakray nahi jatay. Ap ko yh bhi sochna chahiya k is say kitnay logon ka roz gay jura howa hai

      • ALI

        @WAQAS, thx buddy koi to hay jo bat karny kay kabil hay ap samj dare ho yaar mujay batoo kay kon firing karta hay ko gate dore use karata hay hay HUM or koi nahi hum log he isy use kate hay or blame dalty han kay koi kush karay or pakry main ap say pouchta hon yaar ager hum kud ya irada kar lain kay hum nahi karain gay to kaiya kisi ke jan jaya ge nahi lakin hum kamzoor hain hum logon ko marnay ke adat hay mujay aik bat batoo yaar jub govt bolte hay kay firing or ase dore mat use karo jiss say galy katay han to que nahi usay stop kart firing karay wale be to hum hain ya humara bhai ya dost ya ki risaty dare ya apna town lakin nahi hum sirf bath kay useless ideas day suktay han ag uthor or sary promise kain kay hum ya sub gatya kam nahi karin gay to premision zarroor milay ge lakin nahi humay to apny maste ke pare hay logon ko show be dhkhane hay kay humary pas AK47 ya 222 ya 7MM ya 9MM hay(bus itny he name pata han mujay)

      • ALI

        @WAQAS, or bahi rhagaye bat roz gare ke to yaar apna sara saman aik chore ko day do ya dako ko ya police ko ya bay gaher ko un ka be to ya he roz gare hay ager wo chore nahi karay gay to kahain gay kiya THINK BRO IT IS ALWAYS EAZT TO SAY WORD DO THIS OR THAT BUT IS ALWAY HAERD TO SAY I WILL DO THAT THINKKKK MY BROTHER AND PLZ DONT TAKE IT PERSONLLY SORRY IN ADVANCE IS MIND PLZ FORGIVE ME
        MAY ALLAH BLESS U ALL WITH ALL HEATH SAFTY Amen

  • salman khan

    AOA.AB BASANT KAB HO GI PLEAS KISI KUCH PATA HAI AGAR KISI KUCH PATA HAI TO BATAO.YE BOHAT ACHA FESTIVAS HAI AUR HAKUMAT KO CHAYE K WO TWO DAYS K LIA MOTOR CYCLE PER SAFETY K LIA KUCH IQDAMAT KRE.THANK YOU AND ALLAH HAFIZ.FROM GCU….

  • HASSAN BILAL

    YAR BASANT ZAROR HONI CHAHIYEY YEH AIK ENJOYMENT KA BAHUT ACHA CHANCE HAI LEKIN BASANT SAFE TAREEEQEY SEY HOONI CHAHIYE WO DOR NA ISTIMAL HO JI KISI KI JAN LEY OR PLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ GOVERNMENT KO CHAHIYEY IS BAR BASANT KI IJAZAT DEY DEY

  • yousaf ali

    PLEASE PLEASE MERI REQUEST HE GOVERNMET SE K WO LOGO KO APNI MERZI KI ZINDGI JENY DEN UN KE CHARO SE KHUSYIAN MAT CHENI JAYE ALLAH K LYE LAHORE ME BASANT KI IJAZT DI JAY GOVERNMNET KO BHI ANPI ZIMADARI KA IHSAS HONA CHAE PLEASE ANY ONE PROTEST AGAINST BAN THIS FESTIVELS

  • mohid ahmad

    basant honi chahiye lekin moti dor,dhati tar aur chemical pe aur sulman taseer ki yad me plz……………………………………..zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…..zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz basant honi chahiye aur 20 21 february ko

  • HASSAN

    I wrote a request to cheaf justic that govt allow kite flying . but ban on kite fighting. system. ban on all type of sharp thried. Allow for night time asdvertisment, resurches activities, and if any want to export than allow. supime court it ban for all. 2004 one resurch and related all thigs wasted. Five years all resurch wasited. watch this site and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyG62qRe2gQ . it in not only for playing. It is also a part of Wind Dam tec. Today all world is facing energy problem. It is also a soloution

  • NASIR ALI

    I THINK THAT GOVERNMENT MUST PERMIT THE PEOPLE OF LAHORE AND FAISALABAD TO CELEBRATE THE BASANT FESTIVAL. IN THESE TOUGH CONDITIONS THE BASANT IS A CHEAP SOURCE OF ENJOYMENT.
    SO I REQUEST TO THE GOVERNMENT OF PUNJAB THAT PLZZZZZZZZZZ UPLIFT THE BAN ON BASANT FESTIVAL.
    AND WE WOULD HUNDRED PERCENT COOPERATE WITH YOU AND WILL NOT USE ANY TYPE OF DANGEROUS WIRES OR DOORZ.
    SO PLZ UPLIFT THE BAN.
    THANKS

  • ali shaikh

    basant hni chaiay.govt ko chaiy ka phaly chars pa bi pabndi lagy is ki waja sa youth barbad ho rahi ha.bt ya chars pa pabndi ni lagy ga bcoz ya log khud is ko use karty ha

  • Ali butt

    All young man and boys having a drugs n motor bike these days no problem butt our healthy activities is ban pls pakistani logo sharan karo or basant open karo people have no fun with out basant so pls think t care all