Pakistani amusement park announces men-only day

Special Pakistani amusement park announces men-only day
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Bachelor youths of Karachi have rejoiced the announcement, saying ‘only their day’ will allow them to enjoy freely. (Photo courtesy: Park management)
Special Pakistani amusement park announces men-only day
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Bachelor youths of Karachi have rejoiced the announcement, saying ‘only their day’ will allow them to enjoy freely. (Photo courtesy: Park management)
Special Pakistani amusement park announces men-only day
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Bachelor youths of Karachi have rejoiced the announcement, saying ‘only their day’ will allow them to enjoy freely. (Photo courtesy: Park management)
Updated 22 June 2018
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Pakistani amusement park announces men-only day

Pakistani amusement park announces men-only day
  • Build on a land once was fruits and veritable market – then known as Sabzi mandi and now called Purani (old) Sabzi mandi – Askari park was turned into amusement park and opened for public on Eid al-Fitr
  • Bachelor youths of Karachi have rejoiced the announcement, saying ‘only their day’ will allow them to enjoy freely

KARACHI: An amusement park in Pakistan’s coastal city of Karachi has allocated a day for men only.
“When we opened the park, we were receiving requests from men on social media to allow them entry, which prompted us to decide to give them a chance to come and enjoy,” Askari Amusement Park spokeswoman Anum Feroz told Arab News. “For us, men also matter.” 
Men have welcomed “Man Day” at the amusement park. “I’m happy,” said Noman Mahmud. “I wish it was Sunday instead of Monday, but I’ll try to make it.”
Askari opened its doors on the first day of Eid, with rides that have never before been seen in Pakistan, said Feroz.
The rides include a swing that freefalls 140 feet, a 170-foot air-conditioned Ferris wheel, a three-loop rollercoaster, a 90-foot pendulum that revolves 360 degrees, and a slingshot that slings 120 feet up in the air.
“More than 40 other rides are being installed,” said Feroz. “Askari has also installed an indoor arcade lounge with a virtual-reality area, a high-end food court, more than five acres of parking space, and much more.”
In its first six days, the amusement park accommodated more than 500,000 people.