Punjab government's decision to lift the longstanding ban on Basant celebrations was challenged in the Lahore High Court on Wednesday.
According to details, a citizen, Safdar Shaheen Peerzada advocate, argues in the petition that, since a ban on Basant celebrations was imposed following several incidents of kite flyers' sharp glass and chemical coated strings slitting throats of citizens, including children, any celebration at the expense of human lives must not be allowed.
The petition further alleges that the lifting of ban on Basant is an attempt by the government to divert people's attention from genuine issues plaguing the country.
The petition prays the court to nullify the government's decision as the kite-flying would result in human and financial losses.
The Punjab government on Tuesday decided to lift a ban on Basant celebrations, announcing that the annual kite-flying festival would be held in the province in February next year.