Basant Festival 2017 in Pakistan Schedule Dates Venues

Basant Festival 2017 in Pakistan Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Multan, Quetta, Faisalabad, Peshawar dates schedule full event and places for Basant festival.

Once again, the city will soon be echoing with the sounds of Boo Kata as the Punjab government may allow celebration of Basant festival in February next year. CDGL official says government to start awareness campaign for safety measures.

Provincial Minister Rana Mashhood on Monday revealed that the Basant Committee, constituted by the government, has recommended holding of Basant festival in the coming month of February, 2017. He said as per the recommendations of the committee, Basant related activities will be held at designated places in the provincial capital.

Lahore, which is known as the cultural capital of the country, has faced many blows vis-à-vis to its traditional cultural activities during the last two decades, including elimination of Basant festival. During the last several years, Basant festival, which was considered one of the main cultural events of the city, had turned into a blood taking event and eventually the government imposed a complete ban on this traditional festivity.

Basant Festival 2017 in Pakistan Schedule Dates Venues

“Reason for this is introduction of innovations to keep the string more powerful and lethal,” said Khurshid Butt, a resident of Prem Gali, Railway Road and former champion of several kite-flying championships.

He said the new innovations in kite twine increased throat-slit incidents across the city due to which the event was first banned by the apex court and then by the Punjab government.

Sources in the City District Government Lahore (CDGL) claimed that Lahore DCO has received the recommendations of the committee and will announce the festival following a formal order by the Punjab government. Sources said strict monitoring of the event was also planned to avoid injuries, loss of life and property at hands of kite-lovers.

Following an increase in throat-slit incidents due to thick and strong twine, Basant was banned in 2005. Dozens of youths as well as children were killed while many sustained serious injuries in the year 2005 and 2006. Statistics showed that about seven people, including minor children were killed in the year 2007 due to throat-slit incidents.

The colourful event of Basant also faced opposition from Lahore Electric Supply Company (Lesco), Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) and Pepco as kite-flying also resulted in frequent power tripping besides damaging the sensitive installations.

It is pertinent to mention here that despite all odds kite-lovers continued to refute the ban and used to fly kites in various city localities. In recent years, Basant festival was also celebrated in various cities, including Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Multan, Islamabad, Quetta, Kasur, Pakpattan, Okara, Sheikhupura and Sharaqpur Sharif in which a large number of Lahorites also participated.

Khurshid Butt while talking with the scribe said that one of the recommendations should be use of twine in its old method (twine ball). Giving logic, he said, twine makers used machines to wrap thick twine on Charkhi, which they cannot do on a ball (Pinna) manually. Besides, this thick twine cannot be used in more quantity on Pinna as it is used on Charkhi, he maintained and added that thick twine was the main cause of throat-slashing incidents.

He also suggested that the government should not allow sale of kites bigger than a specific size (2-1/2 Tawa, Gudda and 5 Gith Patang). He said kite below these sizes did not need thick twine for flying. A senior CDGL official said the government had also planned to start a massive awareness campaign for kite-flyers, parents, students, motorcyclists and general public regarding the safety measures on Basant festival. He also urged the kite-lovers to sacrifice use of thick twine and big kites if they wanted to renew the culture and festival of Basant. He said parents should stop their children from flying kites with metal wires, which were the major cause of power failure and electricity tripping in the city.

Tanya Qureshi, a senior official of Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA) said that Basant festival was the most popular event of inside Lahore and people still had strong memories related to this event. “The event is a must to revive cultural activities in the city,” she said, adding it would also boost economic activities across the city especially in walled city.


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27 Responses to “Basant Festival 2017 in Pakistan Schedule Dates Venues”

  1. Raza

    Feb 14. 2017

    kia traffic accidents k waja se sara traffic stop kar dia jata haaa ????????????????
    Govt impose the rule and its appliance ……………
    Its better to fly kite then watch porn on laptop……………….

    so we better apply or force the rule rather than ban an healthy activity…………….

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  2. Khurram

    Feb 14. 2017

    Plzzzzzzzz sb look in to this

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  3. Khurram

    Feb 14. 2017

    Plzzzzzzzz vzir-a-azam sb look in to this

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  4. Khurram

    Feb 14. 2017

    Nawaz sharif sahib to 4 subonn vzir-a-azam hain un kay baki teno subonn main ho rahi ha laken bunjab walon kay sath na insafi ha plz punjab kay sath insaf karwanan

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  5. Moiz

    Feb 12. 2017

    Basant Honi Chahye Sirf ek din sa kuch nai hoga or logon se request ha k chemical na use krn .
    Basant should be held in lahore Basant lahore ki pehchan Jb sa basant ban hui tb sa pakistan ma Tourists km ata hn

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  6. ilyaas

    Feb 11. 2017

    salm kese ho yaro quetta ka basant kab he hare yar jaldi jawab do

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  7. M. Noman

    Feb 11. 2017

    Yaar yeh Gornment janti nahi hai basant karne k kitne Faiday hain.
    1. Sham to lahore mai Tarrefic Controle ho gi.
    2. Sreet Crime kam ho ga

    Aur Wase bhi Ap Daikhain Poray Saal min kitne log Accident , Dakaiti Wagairah mai bhi mar jatey hain tu phir Traffic bhi band kar do.

    Yeh Masle ka hal Nahi Hai , Masle ka Hal Dondho.

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  8. Jutt

    Feb 10. 2017

    Plz plz basant ko ban mt kia jay saal ma ak dfa tw ati h or hr country ma basant mnaiii jatiii h plz #Shabaz shariiif saaab kch khyaal kryn.. agr basant naa hony di tw InshaAllah is dfa hmara pura muhala apko #Vote ni dy ga…challenge

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  9. ali ahmad

    Feb 09. 2017

    ALLAH KE BANDOO ALLAH KA KHAOUF KRO
    SHUKAR KRO ALLAH PAAK NE MANY YERAS SE IS LAANATT KO LAHORE SE DOOR RAKHAA
    AKHIR TUM LOOG MUSLIMAAN HOO
    MAOUT KO YAD KRO
    JAB KISSI KA BHAI BETA BAAP FRIEND COUSIN HUSBAND
    THROAT KATNAY SE MARTA HAI TO UNKA KIA HAAL HOOGA ???AGAR TUMHARA BAAP BHAI BETA MAREY TO KIA KROO GAI ???ALLAH KA KHAOUF KROO QABAR KO YAAD RAKHOO

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  10. rana sahal

    Feb 09. 2017

    basant kab hy

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  11. abdulsamad

    Feb 07. 2017

    Yar hum lahoriyon ko chahiye ke basant bna le phir government bhi dekhti rah gye gi

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    • Arman

      Feb 08. 2017

      Basant ek khawab hai dosto aur yeh deewanay ka khawab hai. Government kabhi permission nahin dey gi. Main har waqt udaas rehta hoon.

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  12. adeel

    Feb 07. 2017

    yar is bar pls basant kerwa do
    basant honi hi chahiye

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  13. abdullah

    Feb 07. 2017

    Yaar basant honi chahiay par chemical wali dor na ho jis say koi nuksan ho

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  14. Butt noor

    Feb 07. 2017

    9.2.2017 ko basant hai faisalabad ma happy

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  15. najeeb chishti

    Feb 06. 2017

    basant kamoke main b honi chahia

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  16. Rana kabeer RajpooT

    Feb 05. 2017

    Plz BasaNt khol do yr is baar basant honi chaiye lazmi!!!

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  17. Azhar Hussain

    Feb 05. 2017

    Salaam,
    Thanks for Rana Mashhood sb to opening the Bassant Festival in the month of Feb-17 specially in old city Lahore.

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  18. Faisal

    Feb 04. 2017

    In which date in faisalabad basant

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  19. Umair Yar

    Feb 02. 2017

    Bashant is the great festival just chill and enjoy

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  20. Ahmad Ali

    Feb 02. 2017

    Basant honi chahiae …..
    Q is tehwar k peechy pary ho ?
    India me bhi to basant hoti he Unke Iqdamaat ham se achay hn to Khud bi karo na .

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  21. Zeeshan

    Feb 01. 2017

    Basant is great festival just enjoy

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  22. rana shahryar

    Jan 29. 2017

    Yar basant kro pory Lahore me am still wating kasam sy welling khtm Ho jy gi Racing khtm Ho jy gi is ko khtm krna ha to kite flying shrow kro plz

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  23. jasman

    Jan 12. 2017

    I hope that basant coming in lahore very quickly in ferbraury .i love flying kites.i am waiting for date

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  24. Arsalan

    Dec 27. 2016

    It’s a great news. I m also a lover of kite flying but the rules of security measures should be strictly adhered. Thick dor should b strictly banned as mentioned above.

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  25. Meee

    Dec 19. 2016

    Thats great news but does anyone know the basant date in lahore and rwlp. I know its in the month of feb but i m looking for the exact dates. Thanks

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    • Hamid

      Dec 24. 2016

      It would be great new of Lahore Basant first of All we should banned chinese Chemical Dorr which is available every where in north part of Pakistan specially in Quetta . This Chemical dorr should be banned in all over Pakistan.
      We all have very strong memories in of Kite flying in Lahore
      I Stared kite flying at the age of six in Shalmi Lahore and still flying kites in Houston Texas
      And we do have A Basant festival in Houston Texas every year The first week of March

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