Parks losing attraction due to missing kids entertainment equipment.

MULTAN -- Parks of the city losing attraction for families due to minimum number of kids entertainment equipment and other missing facilities at 79 parks of the city being supervised by the Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA).

According to the details, out of the total 79 parks in Multan, only a few have kids entertainment equipment. A large number of parks also lack other facilities that usually tempt public to visit a park.

Most of the families visit parks to entertain their kids but the automatic swings and slides were available only at Shah Shams Park. Al though, some 40 parks in the city feature manual kids entertainment equipment including swings but parents thought of them as risky for their kids and avoid visiting these parks.

A citizen namely Muhammad Sohail told reporter that he had not visited any park with family for last three years due to lack of facilities and enjoyment tools for kids. He also pointed out the poor security arrangements at parks which bar families from visiting them.

Instead of going to a park, I prefer visiting any of the various food points in the city where playing areas with latest and automatic entertainment equipment have been established for kids," he added.

Another citizen, Zubair Gurmani, said there should be proper security, boundary walls, swings, slides, toilets and other facilities in the parks to attract families.

When contacted, PHA spokesman Jalaluddin informed that arrangements were being made to restore recreational activities in parks by providing maximum facilities there. He said due to mishaps in the...

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