Punjab Zakat Council has granted approval to release around Rs 40 million for boy and girl students of 409 educational institutions of 17 districts of Punjab while over Rs 6.6 million will be given to 2,451 deserving boy and girl students of 25 seminaries of two districts for the year 2013-14.
This decision was taken in a meeting presided over by Chairman Provincial Zakat Council Akhtar Hassan on Thursday. Habib-ur-Rehman Gillani, Secretary Zakat and Ushr Muhammad Yousaf Butt, Administrator Zakat Punjab, Shabbir Hussain, Deputy Secretary Zakat and Ushr Department, members of the council Hafiz Fazal Raheem Ashrafi, Hafiz Zubair Ahmed Zaheer, Azhar Farooqi, Mohtarma Tanveer as well as officers of Local Government, Finance and Social Welfare Departments were present. The Zakat Council decided to give extension up to 31 August 2014 to such District Zakat Committees the tenure of which is ending in June-July 2014. The Provincial Zakat Council directed the completion the process of constitution of Local Zakat Committees according to the rules and regulations in the districts where Local Zakat Committees have not been formed.
The council also gave approval to the nomination of Ch Awais, son of Abdul Hameed and Sh Muhammad Afzal, son of Haji Muhammad Amin as Member District Zakat Committee for the remaining period on vacant posts of Member District Zakat Committee in district Sahiwal.
The council also decided to launch publicity campaign and take other steps for making the system of payment of Zakat fund easy and increasing the receipt of Zakat voluntarily.
(The International News / 06 June 2014)---
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