I would like to ask the local government which authority issues parking tickets. Is this under the provincial government or just another mode of making easy money? There are thousands of places all over large cities, where a man is standing with a receipt book issuing parking tickets to people. May I be bold enough to ask who gets this money and what service is provided when the same man refuses you help if your car gets stuck between parked cars? Who are these people?

This unchecked parking smacks of collusion between various government functionaries and the local parking mafia. I have also come across reassurances, at no parking zones, by some unauthorized person, that the car given under his charge would not be taken away by traffic police! This is an open secret all over the city! All these malpractices need to be arrested with firm determination by the concerned authorities.

HIRA AHMED,

Karachi, May 4.