Wednesday, 01 December 2021 07:30 GMT

Blast fears keep visitors from Gul Ghundai picnic site


(MENAFN- Pajhwok Afghan News) CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Fearing suicide bombings and the presence of loafers, a less number of local tourists are seen at the Gul Gunadai scenic site in central Parwan province to celebrate the New Year.

The Gulghandai hill is situated west of Charikar, Parwan€™s capital and the site attracts tourists due its beautiful nature landscape and clear air.

A large number of people from Parwan, Kabul and other provinces visit the Gulghandai site on holidays and especially to celebrate New Year€™s days with women and children.

But this new year, some people complained families especially women had stopped visiting the Gul Ghundai site due to the presence of loafers there.

Mohammad Khalid, a resident of Kabul, said he came to the Gulghandi hill along with his two cousins. He said the presence of loafers and their improper attitude created tension among people.

Adul Rab, 30, visiting Gulghandai hill with his family, said: €œWe came here for picnic, but ended up disappointed. Some youngsters come on motorbikes playing the horns. It is embarrassing.€

He asked security forces to stop loafer people from entering the site in order to encourage families to visit the site for recreation.

Maqsud, the resident of Massoud Township near the Gulghandai hill, said his family members did not visit the beautiful site as they feared blasts and suicide attacks.

He said his family feared terrorists would target crowded places therefore they preferred to stay indoors.

Over 30 people were killed and more than 60 injured in a suicide blast in Kabul on Wednesday, the first day of the New Solar Year.

Police Chief Mohammad Zaman Mamozai said security forces had been assigned for security of Gulghandai hill, but dealing with loafers was a difficult task.

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