The Punjab government referring to the decision in the interest of people announced that it would not be permitting Basant Festival celebrations throughout the province, as per the reports of ARY News.
As per sources, the decision has been taken in a meeting led by Abdul Aleem Khan—the Senior Minister of Punjab. A comprehensive reply of the government would be submitted in the Lahore High Court today.
According to the reports, the minister said that 4 to 6 months are needed to take the preventive measures for ensuring that Basant is celebrated in a peaceful manner.
He added that the festival could be celebrated in the future if the concerned departments or divisions play their required role actively.
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The senior minister said that strict action would be taken against the ones whoever would be found using the chemical string.
Earlier, the Lahore High Court instructed the government of Punjab to submit its response on petitions challenging its plan of celebrating the Basant Festival in the province as early by the 24th of January.
Afterward, some citizens took the decision of the government to the LHC against the verdict of ban lift on Basant and pleaded that any festivity at the cost of human lives should not be permitted. They asked the court to annul the government’s decision of holding the festival across the province.
The festival of Basant was banned in Punjab after many cases of throat cuts of the motorcyclists and others with the sharp glass and chemical strings of the kite flyers.