The city echoed with sounds of gunfire as people celebrated Basant, ignoring a government ban on Friday.
Kite flying and celebratory firing caused injuries to 47 people, including five women and a two-year-old girl, after stray bullets and pellets hit them. On the other hand, police arrested 450 people on charges of violating the ban on kite flying and firing in the air. Of the 450 people, 298 FIRs were registered with Rawal Division, 140 with Potohar Division and the remaining cases with Saddar Division police.
Why everyone should respect the ban on Basant?
The ban on Basant is perhaps the one the better decisions Pakistan has ever taken. Why we say so? The injuries and the number of deaths from this festival are reason enough for keeping the ban on it intact.
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