Basant in Punjab: Government takes final decision

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Basant in Punjab: Government takes final decision

LAHORE : Punjab government has taken final decision on the issue of the Basant Mela in the Punjab province.

Despite demands from the general public, the Punjab government on Tuesday refused to give approval for Basant festival.

Chief Minister of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif has made it crystal clear that Punjab government will not allow such festivals which endangers locals’ lives.

Articulating similar words, Punjab’s Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said that can’t allow throat-cutting kite flying festival.

The Punjab government brought Basant to a drastic end in 2007 following deaths due to chemicalised twine.