ISLAMABAD  – Majority of private education institutes have occupied streets and residential areas of the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi which have no proper buildings, lacking parks and open grounds for recreational activities.

A survey conducted by APP found that the schools also lack of parking lots which forces the staff to park their vehicles on the roadside thus creating traffic troubles for the locals.

While the concerned authorities are playing the role of silent spectators over the matter of public interest. The residents talking to APP expressed concerns over presence of a large number of private schools which according to them have no facilities of furniture, teaching staff,toilets, clean drinking water, library, music room,computer laboratories and playgrounds.

Moreover, lack of playgrounds in schools discourages physical activities and sports which are essential for schoolgoing children. Running these schools in residential areas also disturbs residents in the vicinity, especially during school opening and closing timings.

It is a dilemma that even reputed and big schools, which charge heavy fees from students are also seen with such problems.