KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Monday directed the authorities to take action against those involved in illegal manufacturing of metal strings used in kite flying.

A two-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi also issued notices to the Karachi commissioner and other respondents for April 24.

Citing the commissioner, home department, police and others as respondents, Advocate Shahmir Baloch filed a petition and expressed his grievance against illegal making of steel strings used for kite flying.

He submitted that a number of people had sustained serious injuries during several such incidents, and sought directive for respondents to take action against the unscrupulous persons involved in such heinous activities.

Additional Advocate General waived the notice and sought a copy of the petition and also informed the bench that the commissioner had already imposed a ban on such activities.

“Let specific instructions in this regard may be sought whereas it is expected that action may be taken against the persons who are involved in the illegal making of steel strings used in kites flying and submit compliance on the next date of hearing,” the bench in its order concluded.

It also directed the respondents to file comments or objections, if any, before the next hearing with advance copy to the lawyer for petitioner.

Published in Dawn, April 2nd, 2024

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