LAHORE: A child died in Lahore when a kite string slit his throat open on Sunday. Three-year-old Khizar was taking a ride with his father Awais on a motorbike sitting on the front when a merciless kite string slit his throat open. The poor father rushed his child to the Mayo Hospital but before getting any medical aid, Khizar succumbed to his injury.
After the incident, DG Operations Sajid Kiyani dismissed SHO Masti Gate Muhammad Zahid Nawaz. The DG Operations demanded an explanation from DSP Ali Akhtar regarding the incident of kite flying. He said such incidents would not be tolerated.
Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has expressed sorrow and grief over the death of the little kid. He conveyed his condolences to the bereaved family.
The chief minister expressed his ire over the kite-flying incidents in the city, saying these are intolerable.
Ordering strict action against the violators of the kite-flying ban, Buzdar has sought a report from the CCPO Lahore about Sunday’s tragic incident.
The government has outlawed kite flying and the use of metallic strings as the sport has claimed so many lives across the country. The sports became dangerous when the kite flyers started using metallic strings for flying their kites.
Taking notice of the dangers associated with this sport, the government strictly prohibited the flying of kites in populated areas and the use of metallic strings and aerial firing which the jubilant kite flyers indulge in when they succeed in cutting the string of another kite flyer.