ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Flying a kite in Pakistan is a dangerous pastime.
Already it's banned for all but 15 days of the year but a provincial minister warned kite-flyers this week that any who cause injury or death with string made from metal or coated with glass could be tried under anti-terrorism laws.
The Punjabi chief minister's unprecedented threat came just ahead of the start of an annual kite-flying festival in the provincial capital, Lahore, Sunday.
Kite-flying in Pakistan and neighboring India often involves aerial duels in which participants try to bring down each other's kites using string coated in a sticky paste of ground-up glass or metal.
What about in Afghanistan?... Presumably, most Westerners discovered this sport via the book “Kite Runner”. -AT