Kite factory unearthed, 60,000 kites seized
FAISALABAD – Madina Town Police said on Monday they discovered a kite-making factory and seized more than 60,000 kites.
The police spokesman said that SHO Madina Town, on a tip-off, raided a kite factory at Khayaban Colony Eden Garden where kites and its equipment were being prepared.
Police arrested an accused Lahore resident Muhammad Arshad while his accomplice Muazzam Butt managed to escape from the scene. The police seized more than 60,000 kites and their paraphernalia.
Kite ban strictly enforced
City Police Officer (CPO) Rawalpindi Umar Saeed Malik said no one will be allowed to violate the ban on flying kites and Rawalpindi District Police are taking strict action as per the law against kite sellers, flyers and people involved in aerial shooting. .
Thousands of kites have been confiscated and violators detained during the ongoing crackdown. The CPO said relevant officers had been ordered to use all available resources to catch violators of the kite ban and kite sellers.
A police spokesperson said the kite ban was strictly enforced, adding that police were doing everything possible to arrest violators. The use of metal strings for the kite leads to the loss of human lives, therefore, every effort has been made to stop the kite, he added.
The special awareness campaign was also conducted to control the violation of the ban, he said.
He said special teams had also been set up to control kites and aerial gunfire. A monitoring system has also been developed in this regard, in addition to taking deposits from the owners of several buildings.
As part of an awareness campaign, special announcements were also made in mosques to prevent kites and aerial shooting, he added, parents were also asked to monitor the activities of their children and not allow them to be part of illegal activities. People were also asked to report on 15 against kite flying and aerial shooting so that these notorious elements could be stopped immediately, he added.