Islamabad: The board of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) on Friday approved the development of four sites recently identified for use as graveyards in the capital city’s rural areas, a news source reported. As per officials, these sites are located in Humak, Bhara Kahu, Lakhwal, and Farash areas.
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The locations identified in Farash Town and Bhara Kahu span over 100 kanals each, while the one in Humak measures 50 kanals. Previously, the residents had requested the authority to designate areas as burial grounds since they had no place to bury the deceased.
To facilitate this measure, the CDA’s planning wing has set a chunk of vacant land. It took a decision to this effect during a meeting of the board, which was presided over by CDA Chairman Amer Ali Ahmed.
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As per reports, half of Islamabad’s population of two million resides in rural areas. Out of the 50 union councils of the city, only 18 are located in urban areas, while 32 serve the rural areas – which local proper burial facilities.