Fireworks near airport banned


Staff Reporter
The government has banned the use of fireworks and high-beam laser lights near the
Karachi airport and PAF bases after the imposition of Section 144 in these areas for 90 days.A
notification, issued by Additional Chief Secretary Muhammad Usman Chachar, says that the home
department had asked for the imposition of the ban in a meeting on December 4, 2019.High-altitude
fireworks, 1,000 feet over the city and 500 feet around the field area, and laser lights “disturb the
maneuverability of pilots resulting in the diversion of aircraft from their flight path that may result in any
untoward incident,” the notification reads.A ban has also been imposed on slaughtering sacrificial
animals near the airport and PAF bases. The “animal remains cause the birds and kites to gather in such area,” the notification says. This becomes problematic because these birds can then hit planes or other
aircraft and that results in huge losses.