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‘Expat burials as per address on ID’

Discussion on hold

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 23: The technical committee of the Municipal Council has postponed the discussion on the proposal which has been submitted by member Hammoud Aqla Al-Enezi on the burial of expatriates in the respective governorates, reports Al-Rai daily.

The daily said, the issue will be discussed during the next meeting in the presence of concerned administration members of the Kuwait Municipality. The Director of the funerals department Dr Faisal Al-Awadi told the daily the response of the Municipality to the proposal was to divide the cemetery as follows: The burial of the deceased who lives in the Capital City, Sulaibikhat, Hawalli, Farwaniya and Jahra will be buried in the Jahra Cemetery and those from the Mubarak Al-Kabir and Al-Ahmadi governorates will be buried in the Sabhan Cemetery.

He added, “The burial will be according to the address written in the civil ID of the deceased explaining that “the approval is as per the technical regulation to reduce the pressure on the cemetery of Sulaibikhat and has nothing to do with the Sharia side.

He pointed out that “the proportion of the deceased buried in Sulaibikhat only is between 40 and 50 percent of the total number of people buried and the cemetery cannot be expanded any more. He said no date has been set to begin the implementation of the proposal especially as the Municipality is waiting for official approval, pointing out that “the municipality will consider in the event of any objections from the people related to the burial site.”

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