Prohibition of Kite Flying Ordinance, 2001

Prohibition of Kite Flying Ordinance, 2001

It is an Ordinance for the prohibition of kite flying. This was enacted on 26 December 2001.

Whereas it is expedient to provide for the prevention of kite flying in order to save human life, public and private properties, and matters connected therewith and incidental thereto;

And whereas the Provincial Assembly of Punjab is dissolved and the Governor is satisfied that circumstances exist which render it necessary to take immediate action; And whereas under Article 4 of the Provisional Constitution (Amendment) Order No. 9 of 1999, as amended by the Chief Executive Order No. 11 of 2000, the Governor of a Province may issue and promulgate an Ordinance;

Now, therefore, in the exercise of the aforesaid powers and all other powers enabling him in that behalf, the Governor of Punjab is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:-

1. Short title, extent, and commencement.– (1) This Ordinance may be called the Punjab Prohibition of Kite Flying Ordinance, 2001.

(2) It extends to the whole of Punjab.

(3) It shall come into force at once.

2. Definitions.– In this Ordinance–

(a) “district” shall have the same meaning as are assigned to it under section 2(x) of the Punjab Local Government Ordinance, 2001 (XIII of 2001);

(b) “Government” means the Government of the Punjab;

(c) “kite flying” means the flying of a kite at any place with metallic wire, nylon cord tandi) or any other thread coated with sharp maanjha or any other material which endangers or is likely to endanger human life or property;

(d) “place” means a street, road, thoroughfare, park, garden, playground, graveyard, hotel, restaurant, motel, mess, club, house, building, tent, vessel, any roof, and open space;

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