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KMC forms Karachi graveyard managing committees

The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation has constituted six managing committees to improve the condition of graveyards in the city.

These managing committees include KMC officials and members
of social welfare organisations.

In the first phase, these committees will work at the Sakhi
Hasan, Muhammad Shah, Essa Nagri, Model Colony, Tariq Road and Al-Noor

Karachi administrator Laeeq Ahmed said the sole purpose of
the formation of graveyard committees is to uplift their condition.

The managing committees will look into the installation of
street lights, expansion of graveyards, condition of graves, issuance of burial
certificates, graveyard charges and development of internal roads.

It would be a phase-wise process, the Karachi administrator added.

There are 203 graveyards in Karachi. Of them, 89 are general
graveyards, 25 belong to different communities, 50 are unregistered and 39 are
registered with the KMC.

Of the 39 KMC-registered graveyards, 11 are in Central
district, two in East district, 13 in West district, nine in Malir district and
four in Korangi district.