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2 persons sustain injuries during kite flying

Rawalpindi   –  Kite flying continued across the city despite a complete ban by government, leaving two persons including a 13 year-old-boy seriously injured, informed sources on Wednesday.  

The Rescue 1122 provided medical treatment to the victims identified as Adnan Ahmed, 28, and Ali Umer, 13, and shifted them to hospitals, they said.

On the other hand, police continued crackdowns against kite sellers and flyers by arresting several people and seizing thousands of kites. Regional Police Officer Rawalpindi Region Imran Ahmer also visited Sadiqabad area to review the strategy of police to stop violation of kite flying ban.

According to sources, Ali Umer fell from a high rise building while kite flying in Mohalla Ghousia. The boy sustained head injuries and was moved to hospital for medical treatment by the Rescue 1122.

Similarly, another man namely Adnan Ahmed was travelling on a motorcycle when a stray twine fell on him. Resultantly, he sustained injuries on finger and neck, sources added. He was also rushed to hospital, they said.

Separately, three persons including a female got injured in firing related incidents in different parts of city, according to sources. Two persons namely Husnain and Saba sustained bullet injuries at Gulzar-e-Quaid and were moved to DHQ hospital by Rescue 1122 for medical treatment. Similarly, another man was shot and injured at Niazi Street on Range Road. Police have registered cases against the attackers and started investigation. 


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