LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Saturday took notice of kite flying and aerial firing incidents in Faisalabad.
At least four people, including a woman, were killed as a result of aerial firing earlier in the day.
Expressing resentment over the loss of lives, the chief minister sought a detailed report from the Punjab inspector general of police (IGP). “It is rueful that kite flying and aerial firing took place despite the ban,” he said.
Buzdar directed the authorities concerned to find out those responsible for the negligence and take strict action against them. “Police should strictly implement the ban on kite flying,” he further ordered.
“Such an incident raises question marks on the performance of the police.”
On the CM’s directives Monday, police had booked at least 10 people for violating the kite flying ban in Lahore.
As per details shared by the spokesperson of police, the crackdown was launched by the Saddar division police in areas of Green Town, Quaid-e-Azam Industrial State, Raiwind, Johar Town and others.
During separate actions, as many as 13 cases were registered against 10 kite flyers found disobeying the ban imposed by the provincial government.