Sites approved for capital’s rural population to bury their dead

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Zubair Qureshi

The Capital Development Authority (CDA) board has approved four sites for setting up of graveyards in rural areas of the capital.
These sites include Lakhwal, Bhara Kahu, Farash Town and Humak. Earlier, the residents of these areas faced quite an ordeal in bringing their dead to H-11 graveyard as their own graveyards have no further room to bury their dead.
The CDA board, which met recently with CDA Chairman Amer Ali Ahmed in chair approved the sites located in Lakhwal, Bhara Kahu, Farash and Humak and directed to expedite the work at new graveyards.
The decision was taken following complaints by the residents that they had nowhere to bury their dead in their localities, the CDA’s planning wing earmarked the sites.
The sites include 100 kanals each in Bhara Kahu and Farash Town and 50 kanals in Humak.
As entrusted with municipal and civic uplift of the federal capital, it is CDA’s responsibility to provide the people in rural areas land for graveyards,” said the CDA chairman, adding the graveyards would be established on land that had been abandoned for a long time.
Islamabad has a population of two million, of which half of the people live in rural areas.