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Kites, string banned in Karachi for two months

11:25 PM | 30 Mar, 2024
Kite ban in Karachi
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Karachi Commissioner Saleem Rajput on Saturday imposed a two-month ban on kite-flying and sale of string in the port city.

The move comes in response to an alarming rise in tragic incidents caused by the deadly kite string. 

Citing Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), the commissioner announced the prohibition of kite production, sale, and operation across the city from March 30 to May 29 in a statement. This decision aims to mitigate the risks posed by hazardous metal strings commonly used in kite-flying activities, which have already resulted in eight injuries.

Highlighting the dangers associated with kite-flying, the commissioner emphasized the paramount importance of safeguarding citizens' lives, prompting the imposition of the ban.

City authorities anticipate that this measure will curtail kite-flying incidents and enhance the safety and security of residents.

Recent incidents, including the hospitalization of a young man in Azizabad on March 27 due to severe injuries caused by a loose kite string, underscore the urgency of addressing this issue. Similarly, a minor boy was injured in the Nazimabad area under similar circumstances while riding a motorcycle with his father.

In response to similar incidents, Punjab police have intensified efforts to curb kite-flying across the province, prompted by the tragic death of a young man in Faisalabad. Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz has taken stringent measures against the production, sale, and purchase of chemicals used in kite-flying strings, known for their razor-sharp blade-like properties, capable of causing fatalities.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 23 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 22, 2024 Monday in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 23 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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