Model graveyards are being established in every district of Punjab under the auspices of Punjab Shehr-e-Khamushan Authority.
This was stated by Secretary Auqaf Punjab Abdul Jabbar Shaheen during the visit of under construction model graveyard at Satiana Road near Bypass Chowk on Tuesday.
Divisional Commissioner Momin Agha, Deputy Commissioner Salman Ghani, Mayor Municipal Corporation Muhammad Razzaq Malik, Chairman Zila Council Ch. Zahid Nazir, Director Local Govt Rai Wajid Ali and other officers were also present on the occasion.
The Secretary Auqaf visited different sections of the model graveyard and said that organized graveyards were imperative for space of other graves.
The Secretary said that the CM Punjab Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif had constituted a committee under the chairmanship of Provincial Minister for Local Government Mansha Ullah Butt for submitting his report after identification of land in the different district of the Punjab in next few days and proceeds further in the matter.
He informed that Janazgah, flower shops, mortuary, ablution, administrative block, rooms for guards and grave workers, parking area, lights, water supply, sewerage system and other necessary facilities would be provided in the model graveyards besides allotting the numbers to the graves.
He said that a big bus would also be arranged for transporting the people to participate in the funeral prayers. He informed that computerized system would be in place for the affairs of management of model graveyards.
Commissioner Momin Agha and Deputy Commissioner Salman Ghani briefed the Secretary Auqaf about the construction status of model graveyards and informed that the graveyard was near completion on the 92 kanal lands at a cost of Rs 92.5 million with the capacity of 4000 graves.
The DC informed that land for model graveyards had already been selected at Tehsil Jaranwala, Sammundri and Chak Jhumra.
Mayor Faisalabad Municipal Corporation Muhammad Razaq Malik and Chairman Zila Council Ch. Zahid Nazir appreciated the steps of the CM Punjab for establishing model graveyards in every district of Punjab.—APP