ISLAMABAD: People in Pakistan's Rawalpindi city are finding it difficult to bury their dead as they say there is not enough space left for their loved ones any more.
The only graveyard
planned and completed in 1997 near a village called Dhamial, some 25 km
from the city, is yet to turn first choice for the people due to its
inaccessibility, Online news agency reported.
Residents in urban areas, on the other hand, are facing a shortage of space, as almost all the burial grounds are either filled to capacity or reserved in advance.
The few available spaces, however, need to be paid for.
There are four major graveyards in the city - Rata, Pirwadhai, Eidgah
and Dhoke Munshi. But all of them are overcrowded. They are short of
necessary facilities such as a place for funeral prayers and making
Residents have demanded the city administration allocate funds for the construction of a new graveyard in Rawalpindi.