Karachi, February 17, 2018 (PPI-OT): Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar said in order to monitor the graveyard matters and to bring betterment in maintenance of graveyards graveyard monitoring committees have been established on city and district level. Registration of grave diggers (gorkans), watchmen (chowkidar) and gardener (Mali) has been made mandatory under new rules. Cleaning and tree plantation will be done in all graveyards and full and proper monitoring alongwith checking of record of graveyards will be made sure.
He said this while reviewing the arrangements for betterment of KMC graveyards and issuing necessary directives in this connection. Following the directive of the Mayor Karachi the concerned department of KMC has issued the orders for establishment of a Provisional City Graveyard Committee and District Graveyard Monitoring Committee headed by the Mayor Karachi and Metropolitan Commissioner, KMC respectively.
The Provisional City Graveyard Committee chaired by the Mayor Karachi have director graveyard, KMC as its secretary and Metropolitan Commissioner, KMC, Senior Director Municipal Services, Concerned DMC Chairman and Representative of Edhi Trust as its members whereas the District Graveyard Monitoring Committee chaired by the Metropolitan Commissioner, KMC have director graveyard, KMC as its secretary and representative of Mayor Karachi, concerned DMC Municipal Commissioner, concerned district Health Officer, director Land, KMC and deputy director graveyard, KMC as its members. According to terms of reference, the Provisional City Graveyard Committee will have the function of preparing monitoring policies of existing graveyards.
Proposing time to time, amendments in graveyard bye laws and policies, monitoring proper suggestions and policies issued time to time by the city graveyard committee, closure of filled graveyards and maintain the same clean and green, monitoring district graveyard committee, implementing suggestions of district graveyard committee regarding betterment of graveyard, registering grave diggers, watchmen and mali on the recommendation of the secretary of the committee and in case of breach of terms and conditions terminating the registration of gorkans ,chowkidar and mali.
The District Graveyard Monitoring Committee will have to monitor the graveyards located within the district and issue instructions for proper look after of graveyards and tree plantation and also check time to time the record of the graveyards and preparing the proposals for provision of lights, water and establishment of lamps at the time of religious events and to arrange for fortnightly meetings of the committee.
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Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC)
City District Government Complex, 1st Floor, Civic Centre,