Joyous occasion: Recreational spots attract hundreds of thousands

129,736 people visited the Lahore Zoo during the first two days of Eid.


APP/our Correspondent August 01, 2014

LAHORE:


Thousands of people thronged to recreational facilities and public parks across the city during Eid holidays.


A number of people flocked to MM Alam Road, Lakshmi Chowk, the Fort Road Food Street, Joyland, the Lahore Zoo, Safari Park and Bagh-i- Jinnah.

A number of people savoured rich foods including traditional favourites like mutton karahi, chicken karahi, kunna, Balochi sajji and various desserts on the occasion.

Speaking to The Express Tribune, Ali Reza, a resident of EME Society, said that Eid brought families and friends together. He said that this Eid was exceptional because the weather had remained unexpectedly pleasant. Reza said that he had had halwa puri for breakfast, followed by a family lunch and dinner with friends at Lakshmi Chowk. He said that the family had also taken the children to Joyland and Safari Park.

Farhan Mehmood, a resident of Gulberg, said that he had organised a barbecue two days after Eid.

Amina Imtiaz, a DHA resident, said that her family had had dinner at Verasso, a local restaurant. Imtiaz praised the quality and service at the eatery. She said that the family sampled harisa, shrimp balls, gilori kebabs and Mongolian rice.

Thousands visit Lahore Zoo:

Lahore Zoo Director Muhammad Naeem Bhatti said on Thursday that 129,736 people had flocked to the zoo during Eid holidays. It had collected Rs1,633,770 in entry fee on Tuesday and Wednesday. Paramedical staff and an ambulance were present in the zoo to deal with any untoward situation. A number of zoo guides guided the visitors about the animals.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 1st, 2014.

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