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Panthokunjo, a neglected park

Panthokunjo, a public park near Hotel Sonargaon and the SAARC Fountain, is today a neglected place. In the late '90s, it was a beautiful park, but now, it has become a dumping station. There's no gate, no walls, and no caretaker to look after the park.
Parks are a luxury in this city of over 18 million people, but not being able to use existing ones is depressing. Existing tall and beautiful trees still sustain the park's appeal, and maybe that's why a few people still go there. But if this park is not renovated anytime soon, it will lose its remaining visitors.

Zahir Hyder
Dhaka

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