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Punjab govt says ‘NO’ to Basant festival

LAHORE: The Punjab government on Tuesday refused to give approval for Basant festival.

Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has made it crystal clear that the Punjab government will not allow such festivals which endangers lives of the people.

Articulating similar words, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said that they can’t allow throat-cutting kite flying festival.

The Punjab government brought Basant to a drastic end in 2007 following deaths due to chemical twine.

Motorcyclists, especially, were more susceptible to injuries or even deaths while speeding through narrow lanes of the Walled City with almost invisible stray kite twines that would appear out of nowhere.

Likewise, emergence of immoral activities like loud music, fights often leading to bloodshed and alcoholic drinking increased controversy of centuries-old kite-flying festival.


  1. temrose khan niazi said:

    Basant ak bht khob surat festival hai ap dak lo india main har saal basant manai jati hai. wahan koi nuksan nai hota kia unay apni awam ka khiyal nai kia yahan pakistan main har chez ko kuch ziada hii issue kr liya jata hai I think so basant honi chahiya

  2. Awam said:

    Janab ager basant game sy loog naie Marty…. Games naie band hotti…. Assi bat hy to…
    Loog mahngaie sy mar rahy hen… Per mahngaie naie band hoie….
    Loog choor siyasas danoo sy pareshan hen
    Per siyasasdan naie Marty…
    Sab hakoomat khany walli aie
    Per awam ka kishee ny naie socha

  3. Jutt said:

    Plz plz basant ko ban mt kia jay saal ma ak dfa tw ati h or hr country ma basant mnaiii jatiii h plz #Shabaz shariiif saaab kch khyaal kryn.. agr basant naa hony di tw InshaAllah is dfa hmara pura muhala apko #Vote ni dy ga…challenge

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