CDA reserves acres of land for four new graveyards in rural areas


Zubair Qureshi

Capital Development Authority (CDA) has reserved over 105.5 acres of land for establishment of four new graveyards in the rural areas of the federal capital.
The measure has been taken to meet the increasing burial requirements of rural area population, said a spokesperson of the CDA while talking to Pakistan Observer here Thursday.
These graveyards would be established in Humak Model Town, National Park Area, Ali Pur Farsh and Lakhwal area, he further said adding the authority would help end difficulties of the residents which they had to face in burying their loved ones.
Population in the rural area of Islamabad Capital Territory is increasing day by day as numbers of new settlers are dwelling there is multiplying.
Population of the rural area particularly, new settlers were facing problems as there was no space to bury their loved ones. Though there were few ancient graveyards but these were not meeting the requirements. Resultantly, residents have to move to their native areas to perform the funerals of their loved ones.
In order to sort this issue out, CDA management took up the matter and directed the Planning Wing to carry out an exercise in manner that the whole rural area of the city could be covered. In this context, four sites were identified for establishment grave yard, after thorough exercise a consolidated case was placed before CDA Board during its meeting last month which was subsequently approved. The reserved sites include 100 kanal in Bharakahu, 342 Kanals in Kuri, 50 kanals in Humak, 90 kanals in Ali Pur Farash and 258 kanals in Mouza Lakhwal.
These graveyards would be developed on the pattern of the municipal graveyards developed for meeting burial requirements of population residing in the sectoral area of Islamabad.

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