Every person visit parks for different purpose and with a range of different people, there is a quite number of different activities that people are involved at parks. In Pakistan, families visit parks for recreation while most of the young teenagers visit parks for date. There are also a few, like drivers, who spend their free time in parks. There are a few students who visit parks for studying in quite environment but most of the students go there for bunking the college. I visited Fatima Jinnah Park (Sialkot) on Tuesday, 27th September, 2011. There, I took the pictures of different people involved in different activities. I would like to share those pictures with you.
These were the boys that accompanied us in taking pictures.
Students (not bunkers):
Couples and dates:
This park is also famous for dates. Most of them are teenagers, unlike this couple, bunking from colleges. There are many couples under trees, along the boundary wall, and also behind the bushes.
And now, the team is now leaving for their next picture.
Some villagers also come with their animals:
People who just want recreation:
Workers at the Park:
Children who do not have anything to do.
Their hands are still waiting to hold the pen.
I have not worked on the pictures yet. So, they are truly unaltered.
The fate do not writes his life but he is writing his destiny.
He is not the only one, among the family, who works.
But he earns more than his elder brother (who works at canteen in this park).
He takes only Rs. 15/- to polish a pair. It is almost 6th part of one dollar.
In daily routine he gets 150-200 rupees, almost. On Sundays, he earn 400-500 rupees.
He, alone, is giving his family, almost, five thousand rupees per month.
And here comes my cousin and me:
With our driver, Sadiq.
A room of a servant at the park:
It’s very easy to open this lock. See if you don’t believe:
Planning to leave:
But there is something else.
The School Trip:
There was very cute face behind the smiling girl and the boy.
I think, the first class has ended and the next is starting.
A long gap.
Children wanted their pictures to be taken.
But still with a little fear of teacher.
“Take my picture”, “Take our picture”, I can hear those screams right now.
When the students called me uncle, I remembered we also used to do same thing.
‘Get aside! I do not want you in my picture’. Isn’t it what she was thinking while pushing the next girl?
The teacher is also behind the students but still students are asking for pictures.
The teacher is commanding them, again and again, to remain in the line.
Now, the teacher is also standing for a picture on my request.
Can you see that he is calling the students again and again?
At the top of the artificial hills:
And a beautiful view of park (from one side).
And now moving back.
Again the same kids.
People also spend their free time in parks, under shade:
Without engine so that I may not flee.
What should I call it now?
Entrance? Or Exit?
Fatima Jinnah Park
Formerly known as Sialkot Garrison Park.
As usual, I am waiting for your comments.