Pakistani city bars kite flying

February 16th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) Pakistan’s Peshawar city has banned the sale and flying of kites for a month — because it is causing accidents.

Peshawar official Siraj Ahmed Khan announced the ban, reported Dawn, which added that the decision was taken following complaints.

Pakistan has seen many accidents involving kite flying. Last year, a three-year-old boy was killed when the string of a kite sliced through his neck in Karachi.

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