ISLAMABAD, July 8 (APP): The recreational spots of twin cities were thronged with local residents as well as visitors from other adjoining cities even on third day of Eid-ul-Fitr.
The main spots included Rawal Lake View Park, Fatima Jinnah Park, Shakarparian, Daman-e-Koh, Rawal Dam and Pir Sohawa in the capital were seen overcrowded, while Nawaz Sharif Park, Ayub Park, Safari Park, Race Course and Jinnah Park in Rawalpindi were packed with people enjoying every moment of the Eid festivity.
“It’s really very exciting to enjoy Eid at the aesthetically developed recreational spot,” said Zaheer Ahmed, who has come to Rawal Lake View Park along with his family.
“We had a lot of fun and we had cooked meal,” said Muhammad Azam, who came to Pir Sohawa with his friends.
“It is nice to visit picnic spot during Eid days as it has more attraction for the visitors as compared to normal days,” said Naeem Khan, a student, who came to Nawaz Sharif Park.
A large number of tourists from different parts of the country, taking full advantage of Eid holidays, thronged Murree to enjoy natural beauty with pleasant weather.
While most of the visitors, the town received on the occasion of Eid were from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi and other areas of Punjab.
The tourists enjoying the pleasant weather at Murree, Nathiagali, Donga Gali, Ayubia, Changla Gali and other scenic resorts.
Most of the visiting families had brought their own food, while youngsters with cooking utensils were busy to make food.
Some of youngsters travelled on motorcycles from lower parts of the country to visit the hilly areas.
The district police had made special security arrangements at picnic points with heavy deployment to maintain law and order.
The traders were very happy to see so many visitors, however, the tourists complained overcharging by the hotel owners, transporters and shopkeepers on Eid holidays.
The families visiting the parks of the city complained about
overcharging, sale of substandard food items and non-availability of quality products.
The vendors took full benefit to the situation as the concerned authorities failed to control the quality and rates of commodities.
Special security arrangements were also seen outside parks for the protection of visitors.
The public transporters including taxi drivers fleeced the people and charged fares at their own will.
The rates of chips, biscuits, burgers, soft drinks, mineral water and other items were almost double in the parks of twin cities as compared to open markets.