The two new ‘model’ cemeteries which are under construction in North Karachi and along the Link Road National Highway will provide free of cost burial.
The provision of free burial is in collaboration with welfare organisations Saylani Welfare Trust and the JDC.
The decision has been taken in a meeting by Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) officers and representatives of welfare organisations on directives of city Administrator Laeeq Ahmed.
Moreover, person below than 18 years of age would not be eligible to perform any work in graveyard.
The staff working in cemeteries including gravediggers would be registered and they would be issued regular identity cards.
It has also been decided that Rs9,000 would be the rates for strictly burial.
KMC senior director media management Ali Hassan Sajid, director cemeteries Iqbal Pervez, Al-Khidmat foundation’s coordinator Manzar Alam, Saylani welfare trust’s Munawwar Younis, and representatives from other welfare organisations were the part of the meeting.
Furthermore, another meeting will be conducted to discuss further steps and measures to improve the condition of cemeteries.