16 year of ig­no­rance

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION -

YUSRA RIAZ The largest Aquar­ium of Karachi was in the Bin-Qasim Park, which is now shut for past 16 years due to lack of at­ten­tion and funds. How­ever, the for­mer gov­ern­ment raised funds to fix the aquar­ium, but could not di­vert the req­ui­site fund­ing of Rs 100 mil­lion, from the bud­get oth­er­wise to­tally mis­ap­pro­pri­ated for the per­sonal gains and pock­ets of the cor­rupt rulers.

The aban­doned build­ing shows the lack­ing pri­or­i­ties of our gov­ern­ment. The park that used to be green, is now noth­ing but a pud­dle of sand. Will the gov­ern­ment be con­sid­er­ate a bit take no­tice of it and spare some money for the re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of the aquar­ium and the de­serted Park? Nowa­days, where there’s al­ready no place to re­lax, at least peo­ple can go to Parks to en­joy some of their time. — Karachi

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