ISLAMABAD  – Aabpara and Melody markets are facing problems due to rising encroachments, poor sewerage system, and lack of parking facilities.The two markets are the oldest and busiest business centres in the city, but they are turning into ugly places with immense difficulties for shoppers and traders. The encroached pavements have made it hard for visitors to walk through the corridors of these markets while dangling wires threaten life and property of traders and shoppers. The civic authorities have turned a blind eye to the plight of these markets situated in the heart of the capital.Talking to APP, a number of visitors criticized the authorities for not taking any action against the shopkeepers who have encroached upon the corridors and footpaths.Naveed Abbasi, a visitor, said it had become a nuisance to shop at Melody and Aabpara markets. “I live in G-6 and it is convenient for me to shop in these markets but their condition is worsening, making it hard for me to continue shopping here.” He said the shopkeepers and vendors had not only encroached upon the pavements but also the corridors in front of the shops, making it hard for people to move around and shop comfortably. “Shopkeepers allow encroachers to occupy space in front of their shops, as they get money in return,” he added.Mian Sarfraz, another shopper, complained about bad sanitary conditions of the markets where sewage keeps on gushing out of drains and staining clothes of the visitors.“Every time I visit the market, I have to face a similar situation where pounds of stinky water obstruct the movement of visitors,” he said.Car parking is another major problem being confronted by visitors, who have to wait for longer periods to get a space to park their vehicles. “It takes a lot of time to roam around and find a place for parking,” said a motorist Saleem.Citizens have asked the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to remove encroachments, and built a new car parking areas around Aabpara and Melody markets.Online Add: -Meanwhile, lack of civic amenities particularly public toilet at automobile market G-8 Markaz has evoked grave concern among the owners of the workshops and citizens. Dumps of garbage can be seen lying every where turning the market into the worst filthy site of federal capital. Sewerage system  has gone dysfunctional  since long but CDA is keeping mum over this vital problem. No security arrangement has been put in place by the CDA and the market inmates have hired services of private security guards in the market. In the entire market no public toilet has been built and the workers of workshops and the clients have to go to other markets for this purpose. Non-availability of public toilet is a perpetual source of embarrassment as this problem is felt terribly when a lady car owner comes here in connection with repair work of her vehicle and she feels immediate urge to go to toilet but she meets despair and disappointment when she is informed that no public toilet is existing in the market, said a group of workers at different workshops. The workshop owners and citizens have demanded of CDA to take immediate steps for construction of public toilet in the market