Administrator reviews Shab-e-Barat arrangements

KARACHI: Administrator Karachi Saqib Ahmed Soomro on Monday directed to provide more and better municipal facilities to the citizens in 192 graveyards including 45 registered graveyards of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) in the city on the occasion of Shab-e-Barat.

“Steps should be taken for cleanliness, lights, provision of potable water and repairing of paths around the graveyards besides establishment of medical camps and posting of city wardens for guidance of visitors,” he said while addressing a meeting at his office regarding arrangements for Shab-e-Barat.

He said district municipal corporations should also ensure cleanliness and lighting in their limits so that the visitors do not get troubled to reach graveyards of their loved ones. KMC would make all-out cooperation with them in case they required machinery or manpower.

Soomro said the overflowing sewerage lines around mosques and graveyards should be repaired in cooperation with the relevant organizations on priority basis.

The officers present in the meeting said fragment spray would be carried out in all the graveyards under KMC before Asr prayer on the eve of Shab-e-Barat, while, water stalls and medical camps would also be established in central graveyards.

Senior director municipal services and director graveyard were also present on the occasion.