Capital parks still unattended, depriving locals from recreational activities.


ISLAMABAD -- The city which was once quite famous for its number of beautiful gardens and parks has now been deserted due to the negligence of authorities concerned.

Most of the parks and gardens located in residential areas which were chief source of recreation for local masses are now showing a deserted look.

The non-availability of proper benches, broken streetlights, swings and encroachment has aggravated the problems for the locals that were looking towards authorities for their humble look.

Aftab, a resident of Sector G-6 said, 'Employees of the civic body don't come in our area on regular basis, we have even registered many complaints with Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) in that regard, but all our efforts were in vain.'

'It is the responsibility of MCI to depute experienced workers to look after the gardens'.

Akhtar, a resident of Sector G-7 said, except parks all over the sector, including residential area, markets presenting shabby look due to improper planning for removal of waste.

'Dust bins and drums should be installed at the public places for proper disposal of waste'. Raza, a resident of G-11 said wild bushes, broken benches and lights, swings and even walking tracks were in dilapidated condition that had not been fixed since a long.

He urged the MCI to look into the matter on war footings to restore the public recreational sites.

Munir, a local at G-9 said, instead of maintaining its natural outlook the park has been turned into sanctuary for wildlife and was abandoned due to no...

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