Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Takes Swift Action After Kite String Fatality in Faisalabad

chief minister maryam nawaz takes swift action after kite string fatality in faisalabad

In Faisalabad, a tragic incident involving a kite string claimed the life of a young motorcyclist, prompting swift action from Punjab’s first-ever female Chief Minister, Maryam Nawaz. Asif Ashfque, aged 22, succumbed to excessive blood loss after his throat was slit by a kite string while riding his motorcycle on Friday. CCTV footage captured the distressing moment as the motorcyclist fell to the ground after sustaining the fatal injury.

Reacting promptly to the incident, Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz instructed the police and city administration to take stringent measures against those responsible for manufacturing glass-coated strings. Expressing deep sorrow over the loss of life, she lamented, “Another precious life was lost due to a kite string in Faisalabad.” She further emphasized, “I give a 48-hour ultimatum to the district administration and police to apprehend the individuals involved in this tragic incident.”

Following the directive, the Faisalabad central police officer took action by suspending the station house officer (SHO) of the Factory Area police station. This incident comes on the heels of previous kite-related fatalities in the region. Just last month in Punjab’s Daska, two individuals lost their lives, including a child, and two others were electrocuted due to kite flying incidents.

In one such case, Abdul Hadi, aged 10, tragically fell from a rooftop while flying a kite, succumbing to his injuries despite immediate medical attention. Meanwhile, in Dhadubasra, a man lost his life while attempting to rescue his young cousins entangled in a stray kite caught on an electricity line.

Prior to these incidents, a 35-year-old motorcyclist named Rizwan suffered injuries from a kite string in Ichhra earlier this month. These unfortunate events underscore the dangers associated with kite flying, leading to severe injuries and loss of life.

It’s worth noting that the Punjab government has already enforced a complete ban on kite flying, adopting a zero-tolerance policy to prevent such tragedies. The latest fatality in Faisalabad serves as a stark reminder of the urgent need for stricter enforcement and public awareness regarding the hazards posed by kite strings.