On the instructions of IG Punjab Rao Sardar Ali Khan, Punjab police took action against kite-flyers across the province.

On the instructions of IG Punjab Rao Sardar Ali Khan, Punjab police took action against kite-flyers across the province.
This year, 5450 cases were registered against kite sellers and kite-flyers across the province while 5656 people were arrested.  Punjab Police Spokesperson
525570 kites and 13359 strings were recovered from kite sellers and kite-flyers across the province.  Punjab Police Spokesperson
In Lahore, 1269 cases were registered against kite sellers and kite-flyers while 1303 persons were arrested.  Punjab Police Spokesperson
A special campaign against kite flying is being launched in collaboration with the district administration, civil society and parents.  IG Punjab
Those involved in this dangerous game do not deserve any leniency.  Citizens should contact at 15 against kite sellers and kite-flyers .  IG Punjab
On the direction of Inspector General of Police Punjab Rao Sardar Ali Khan, operations are being carried out on priority basis to prevent kite flying across the province.  IG Punjab has directed all the supervisory officers of the province to take steps under a comprehensive strategy to arrest the accused who were playing bloody games in the name of entertainment.  Rao Sardar Ali Khan said that in case of kite flying incident in any district in future, the concerned supervisory officers would be called for reply.   IG Punjab said that crackdown should also be continued against those who sell kites and metallic strings online across the province . He stressed upon launching special operations   against those who fly kites at night in Lahore, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Multan and other major cities.  Rao Sardar Ali Khan said that special campaign should be intensified for prevention of kite flying in collaboration with district administration, civil society and parents.  IG Punjab said that those involved in dangerous game like kite flying do not deserve any sympathy.
Spokesperson  Punjab Police said that action was also being taken against the illegal activities of the Kite Flying Association in the province.  Talking about the recent year, he said that 5450 cases were registered against kite sellers and kite flyers across the province whereas 5656  people were arrested.  525570 kites and 13359 strings were recovered from kite sellers and kite-flyers across the province.  Giving details of the regions of the province, the Punjab Police spokesperson said that 1269 cases were registered against kite sellers and kite-flyers in Lahore while 1303 persons were arrested.  In Rawalpindi region, 1057 cases were registered against kite sellers and kite-flyers while 1200 people were arrested.  In Faisalabad region, 1271 cases were registered against kite sellers and kite-flyers while 1175 persons were arrested.  In Gujranwala region, 654 cases were registered against kite sellers and kite-flyers while 702 persons were arrested.  In Sheikhupura region, 373 cases were registered against kite sellers and kite-flyers while 404 persons were arrested.  In Multan region, 287 cases were registered against kite sellers and kite-flyers while 287 persons were arrested.  In Sahiwal region, 232 cases were registered against kite sellers and kite-flyers while 246 persons were arrested.  In Sargodha region, 275 cases were registered against kite sellers and kite-flyers while 306 persons were arrested.  Similarly in Bahawalpur region 26 cases, 27 persons were arrested and in DG Khan region 6 cases were registered and 6 persons were arrested.  The Punjab Police spokesperson further said that on the direction of IG Punjab, special teams would be engaged in action against the kite-flyers even today so that no untoward incident could take place anywhere.

(Handout No. 168)

Osama Mehmood
Director Public Relations
Punjab Police 

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Press Release Date: 
Sunday, March 20, 2022