The citizens visiting NationalAyubPark for jogging and walk early in the morning have expressed concerns on charging car parking fee from them by the administration.
The residents said that earlier the parking fee was not charged from the people coming to the park before 8am for walk and jogging. They said that the fee was charged to the tourists, who come to the park for outing and recreational activities. They said that now the administration has started minting money in terms of parking fee even from the residents visiting the park before 8am.
They said that the charging of parking fee will discourage the people for carrying out healthy activities.
On the other hand, the park administration is of the view that the parking fee is being charged from all the visitors on the orders of the new director general of the parks.
Protesting over the decision of the new director general, people mostly aged and retired civil and military officials have demanded the high-ups of the park administration to revoke the decision to encourage recreational and healthy activities among the citizens.