LAHORE - The Lahore High Court Friday issued notices to chief secretary and home secretary Punjab for January 26 on a writ petition challenging Punjab Prohibition of Kite-Flying Ordinance 2001 through which kite-flying had been banned in Punjab. The court passed this order on the petition of Suhail Ansari, a trader of kite-flying material, who pleaded that this law was amended on the directions of Supreme Court but the apex court directions were not followed in letter and spirit while bringing changes in the law. He pointed out that SC had ordered to hear point of view of all stakeholders before amending the law but the authority concerned did not implement it. The petitioner argued that the people who had played active role in brining changes in the law had no knowledge about material being used in making of twine (dorr). He said Supreme Court had also ordered provincial governments to ensure protection of lives and properties of citizen but the government instead of taking such steps, banned kite-flying and making of related material despite the fact that livelihood of thousands of people is linked with this business. The petitioner also presented a document suggesting a specific type of material and size of kites, which according to him, is not dangerous. The petitioner requested the court to strike down prohibition of kite-flying ordinance to allow thousands of people to earn bread and butter for their children. CJ seeks detail report on privileges given to Prisons Dept employees Chief Justice Lahore High Court Justice Khawaja Muhammad Sharif Friday ordered home secretary to prepare a comprehensive report about up-gradation and provision of privileges to prisons department employees and submit a report in this regard within seven days. CJ passed this order while hearing of Suo moto notice against governments decision to withdraw up-gradation of prison department employees and recovery of the benefits accrued to them under the scheme. The CJ had taken suo moto notice on a news item appeared in a national Urdu daily. According to a news item, Punjab government had not only withdrawn up-gradation awarded to employees of prisons department from September 2009 but also wrote a letter to accountant general Punjab for recovery of benefits already accrued to them under this scheme. The up-gradation was awarded on the directions of Chief Justice of Pakistan and CJ LHC had remarked that the orders of CJP should not be taken carelessly.