Parks and playgrounds are public property, say Mayor
KARACHI: Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar said on Sunday that parks and playgrounds are public property; therefore, no encroachments would be allowed in the parks.
“We need to promote healthy activities among our youth so that their energy could be used in a better dimension. KMC is providing better sports and recreational facilities to people besides providing them basic municipal amenities,” he expressed these views while inspecting development works in various parks of Baldia Town, North Nazimabad and Orangi Town along with the chairman of finance committee Nadeem Hidayat Hashmi, chairman parks committee Khurram Farhan and other officers of parks and horticulture.
Mayor also met with the people of area and listened to their problems who complained about scarcity of water in their area. Akhtar said he knew how people are suffering due to short or no supply of water; however, the water and sewerage system was controlled by the Sindh government and we were in contact with the higher authorities in this connection.
Reviewing the condition of playground in Baldia town he issued various directives and said this ground was in very bad condition but we have now started its rehabilitation which will complete soon.
He also visited different parks of Orangi town and North Nazimabad and directed to complete all these works immediately.
He said parks and play grounds provides recreational facilities to citizens of Karachi: therefore these facilities should be in best condition and be also properly maintained.