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Public Park with broken equipments fails to attract visitors

Rafiullah Mandokhail
ZHOB:(Parliament Times) Poor maintenance, accumulated rain water, dysfunctional water fountain and broken equipments – is a glimpse of Zhob children Park, right under the nose of the Municipal committee office.
The recreational facility could not attract the visitors to breathe in a congenial and clean environment in the past many years, as it has become futile for the public. The park has been turned into a grimy place because of the negligence of the Municipal administration.
Although the public parks and playgrounds are essential for promotion of recreational activities, but due to the government’s apathy, here the park presents a picture of neglect. Lack of facilities and filthy environment discourage the children to visit the park. The ground level at the end of the park is lower than the front side and rain water often accumulated. In rainy season the ground gets flooded and water stagnates for several weeks. Neither the local administration nor the provincial government is interested to pay any attention towards the park. Even the elected representatives also did not feel the need to include the park in the list of uplift schemes. On the other hand Municipal administration is responsible for maintenance of the park does not have the required funds. Abdul Kareem Samsoor, Chief Officer at Municipal Committee office said that fund will be allocated in the next budget for the development of the park.
“Municipal Committee office has been making all-out efforts to ensure the maximum facilities in the park for the public. The state of the park would improve soon.” He assured.
People of the area, particularly the social segment of the society asked the government to allocate funds for the park to construct pathways, provide benches, lighting and other facilities. It is need of the hour to create opportunities for the youth and engage them in healthy activities by providing them proper places for and sports.

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