Rs 400m released for cemeteries

LAHORE:Punjab Caretaker Minister for Local Government Ibrahim Murad has said that Rs 400 million

have been released for five cemeteries in Punjab and two model graveyards out of four

have been completed in the city.

In a statement issued here, he said two cemeteries at Bhai Kot Raiwind Road and Soy Asal Bedian

Road had been completed while the remaining two were being built at Ganj Sharif Kahanna Road

and Ahlu Kacha Road.

Ibrahim Murad said that three ambulance vehicles had been handed over to the Rescue 1122 for

Lahore’s model cemeteries. Five buses would be provided for traveling of bereaved persons

to reach the cemeteries, he added.

He said Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi had abolished burial charges of Rs 10,000 in model

cemeteries for destitute people. Burial fee for common people had been reduced from 10 thousand rupees

to 3,500 rupees only, he added. Citizens will be able to contact the helpline 1190 for model

cemetery ambulance service.

He said that graves in model cemeteries were being dug by excavators. All graves were being made

of the same size and style. adding that an average of 12,000 graves could be made

in each model cemetery.