University Town in Peshawar, once considered a posh, quiet, safe and green residential area. It is now host to over 350 businesses, including 70 educational institutes. One such institute is located right in front of my house.
Each day I witness hundreds of students and their families suffer while trying to pick up or drop children. Along with them many house owners have to suffer heavy traffic, loud noise, pollution and property damage.
Even the owner of the institute is overburdened with complaints against his institution’s lack of capacity to grow or improve.
Governing institutes of these residential areas are requested to formulate a plan, whereby commercial businesses are moved to new custom-built locations to cater to their specific needs.
And the businesses that are allowed to stay in residential areas should be ordered to fulfil the requirements of parking, security, etc.
S. K. Baseer
Published in Dawn, September 9th, 2015
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