The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation has designated five graveyards in the metropolis for coronavirus related burials.
As per the new decision, one graveyard is assigned for each district of the metropolis.
The announcement was made by Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar after presiding over a meeting of officers at the KMC headquarters on Monday.
The five graveyards are as following:
1. Muhammad Shah Graveyard in North Karachi:
2. Surjani Town Graveyard in Sector 6-A near Northern Bypass,
3. Mowach Goth Graveyard at Hub River Road,
4. Korangi No 6 Graveyard
5. Gulshan-e-Zia Graveyard in Orangi Town.
As per the decision, the people of District Central will use the Muhammad Shah Graveyard; the Korangi No 6 Graveyard will be used by District Korangi; Muhammad Shah and Surjani Town graveyards by District East, Mowach Goth; Gulshan-e-Zia graveyards by South and Malir districts and the Surjani Town Sector 6 Graveyard will be used for District West.
Furthermore, special instructions have been issued for the burial of coronavirus victims.
According to the source, in case of coronavirus deaths, the grave is dug out deeper than usual as it should be six-feet in-depth, four-feet wide and eight-feet in length. In comparison to a regular grave that has a width of 2.5 feet and a length of seven feet.