ISLAMABAD (APP) - Shortage of playgrounds in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad irked kids and students in different sectors. The situation forced them to use green areas and residential streets as playgrounds, creating problems for the residents. Most of the students, aged 12-17, can be seen on green belt in different areas. The civic body has constructed a few parks in different sectors, but these didnt not fulfil the requirements of all the sectors. The parents of the kids have expressed concern over the lack of playgrounds and urged concerned authorities concerned to construct more grounds in the areas especially for kids. A physical education instructor told the agency that a childs playground is a place they can retreat to when they want to relax after a busy day at school and their other obligations. He said that it gave them a chance to release some energy and have fun. As an adult, you surely know all about the need to escape from the stresses of everyday life, he added He said that learning through play was an important process and a fundamental part of a childs development. Playgrounds that promote different types of play are vital for a childs cognitive, emotional, physical, and social development, he added. He said playgrounds provide crucial and vital opportunities for children to play. Spokesperson of CDA when contacted said that the civic body had constructed many playgrounds in the federal capital for the residents. to promote healthy activities like different types of games. He assured that the CDA would construct more playgrounds for students including kids in the city to provide them safe places for exercise and entertainment.