Unfortunate neglected parks
Parks have economic, social, health and environmental importance that makes them essential services for the community. Unfortunately in our country parks are being occupied by land mafias and they construct buildings illegally. Luckily those parks which are saved from these cruelties are facing the problem of maintenance. I often go to a park located in my area but usually in morning; I have seen a number of people who are doing recreational activities. By chance I went there at night about 9 o’clock, our area was powered off, a number of people were sitting and enjoying their time, children were playing. Suddenly I saw a group of children (their age is about 12 to 15) were smoking and nobody seems to care about it.
When I looked around, I was shocked to see many group of youngsters who were also smoking in the so-called family park. I am so disappointed to see such non-serious attitude of our public and there are no concerned authorities who can control these kinds of activities. Government should take a strict notice about what is happening out there under their nose. As a citizen it is also our responsibility to keep an eye on our nearby parks, and help establish a serene and peaceful relaxing environment in these parks. We should do whatever is in our hand to stop such activities or at least let the concerned authorities know about these issues. —Via email