Lahore: Kite-flyers can now be charged under the Terrorism Act if they were found deliberately endangering lives of people by using dangerous strings in flying kites, a police official said.

Lahore's capital city police officer Ahmad Raza Tahir has directed a complete ban on kite-flying and directed his men to be on alert against those who violate the regulation to ensure the safety of the general public, the Daily Times reported.

The police issued the warning after a 30-year-old man was killed in Lahore after a stray kite's string accidentally cut his throat.

The victim riding his motorcycle on his way to work when a stray kite string slit his throat on the road near Mandi Stop on Multan Road.