Shocked to read a press report that enormous funds are being allocated for construction of recreation facilities in F-9 Park, Islamabad. Recreation and fun priority of well fed minority while basic survival facilities requirement of majority. Some bureaucrats always like to project themselves as great thinkers by projects of pomp and show with no regards for miseries of the poor taxpayers.

Mian Nawaz Sharif is credited for saving F—9 Park from encroachments by fencing. Former CJP Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry is credited for saving it from conversion into a concrete jungle.

I appeal to the worthy Prime Minister to kindly discourage Mughal style priorities, divert funds to basic survival facilities for majority, and let the Park be maintained as per original Master Plan.


Rawalpindi, February 27.