The recent announcement by the Khyber Pukhtunkhwa government to develop the so-called biggest and modern park of the province in Peshawar is not a wise idea as far as the location of the planned recreation spot is concerned. The provincial government is requested to review the site for the park which would be spread over the 154 kanal of land and located in the posh Hayatabad area.
A major portion of the population in Peshawar does not live in Hayatabad which already has 13 parks. There is no logic behind developing another one there. Instead of Phase-7 of Hayatabad, the government should select a suitable site on the Grand Trunk Road for building a park. Any site on the GT Road which is easily accessible to the majority of the inhabitants, especially those from the middle class would be suitable for a park.
Around two months have passed since the renovation of the DMS Central Cafeteria at the University of Karachi. The cafe has been turned into a nice comfortable place with good hygienic condition. However, the price menu hints that the canteen has been opened up for a specific place. The prices of food items are higher than the items sold at other canteens within the university. The university has students from all social classes. Some cannot afford food items at higher prices.
Education institutions should not be involved in any sort of discrimination. The infrastructure should be, if not same, identical for all departments.
Muhammad Naeem Riaz