LAHORE: The Punjab government has decided to impose a complete ban on Basant a year after the government claimed it would bring effective legislation so that the cultural event could be celebrated without putting human lives at risk.
A government meeting discussed the issue of celebrating Basant in February, followed by an order of the chief secretary which banned the spring festival.
The chief secretary in the session ordered district administrations in Punjab to take stern action against kite flying across the province. The meeting decided with the resolve that no person will be allowed to play the blood sport, according to the sources.
After coming to power, Chohan, Punjab information minister, had said that the ban would be lifted and people would be able to celebrate Basant in Feb 2019.