CM Punjab, Mian Muhammed Shahbaz Shareef has again banned basant this spring. The All Pakistan Association and Paper Association have requested to CM to lift the ban as it affects a lot of people’s employment. Basant festival has been a part of Lahori culture for a very long time but in past few years lot of people lost their lives including children. This festival was first banned in the government of Chaudhry Pervez Elahi. Now CM Punjab has taken strong notice and has directed police to not tolerate this act at any cost .