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Zakat Council gives approval to release funds for the deserving

Lahore: Provincial Zakat Council has given approval to release funds of Rs.6,74,78,000/- for the deserving under training students in technical training institutions of 13 districts of the province and 4498 students will benefit from this facility.

This decision was taken during 141st meeting of Provincial Zakat Council held under the chairmanship of Provincial Secretary for Zakat & Ushr, Capt. (Retd) Jehanzeb Khan. Administrator Zakat Punjab Muhammad Yousuf Butt, Deputy Administrator Zakat (Field) Rana Muhammad Sajjad Babar, representatives of Finance, Social Welfare and Local Government departments and Hafiz Zubair Ahmed zaheer, Khawaja Abdul Qayyum, Tayyaba Zameer and other members were also present on the occasion. The meeting was informed that approval has been given to release Rs.1,42,45,966 for under training students in technical training institutions of district Lahore, Rs.84,05,403 for Sargodha, Rs.44,13,412 for Rahim Yar Khan, Rs.28,55,697 for Khushab, Rs.58,11,570 for Sahiwal, Rs.36,94,673 for Lodhran, Rs.34,16,973 for Chakwal, Rs.41,50,658 for Bahawalnagar, Rs.33,31,511 for Mianwali, Rs.31,80,909 for Nankana Sahib, Rs.35,34,346 for Layyah, Rs.38,10,529 for Faisalabad and Rs.26,26,377 for Hafizabad.

The meeting also gave approval to payment of Rs.20,42,28,000 to the mustahqeen-e- zakat as special living allowance for Eid and verified for the payment of Rs.5,00,14,700 as salary for July and August 2012 for zakat paid staff. With regard to the ongoing anti-dengue campaign of Punjab government, the Provincial Zakat Council has decided in the meeting to issue instructions to all the district zakat committees of the province to give detailed briefing to the local zakat committees on anti-dengue preventive measures, motivate them to get them implemented in their local areas and leave no stone unturned to make the anti-dengue campaign of the government a success.

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