VEHARI - Public library was the only centre of learning for the public and students of the city, but due to the alleged maladministration and inefficiency of TMA officials, it is losing its beauty.

Reportedly, there is not even a single gardener to look after the lawns and plants as the appointed gardeners are working at the TMA officials’ residences. The condition of books and building is also worsening. TMA is responsible for the maintenance of library and allocating funds for it but nothing was spent on its preservation.

“There were well-trimmed plants and a congenial atmosphere for learning but the alleged corruption in funds has ruined the natural aspect of this place,” expressed students and other visitors while talking to TheNatio.

Shaukat Hayat Daha, Chaudhry Abdul Satar, Nasir Awan, Mubashar Islam and many others demanded the posting of a permanent gardener here and urged DCO Ehsan Bhutta to look into the matter. They also demanded Multan Division Commissioner to visit the library and check the performance of TMA officials.

Shaukat Hayat Khan Daha said, “I have tried to raise the voice for the betterment of this place several times and the media also highlighted the issue but nothing was done.” He strongly demanded that all the basic facilities should be provided to the public library.