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July 19, 2019

Parking fee

Newspost

 
July 19, 2019

Recently, I went to Zainab Market to do some shopping. I tried to park my motorcycle near the market but because of the rush, there was no space left for parking. As I was compelled to park my motorcycle on a heap of garbage, suddenly a young boy came and asked me for Rs20 as ‘parking fee’, although it is Rs10 for motorcycles. He was asking for the parking fee despite knowing that I had parked my motorbike on a mound of garbage.

I asked him to show me the parking slip issued by the municipal committee office. The slip he showed did not have a date and office stamp, which meant it was not an official slip issued by the town’s municipal committee. The boy told me that he was working on daily wages with the support of some employees of the municipal committee and traffic police. Such parking mafias have been looting the public and have become a nuisance. The municipal committee should reform its parking system by hiring its own employees and providing official parking slips.

Syed Sakhawat Hussain

Karachi

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