Lahore:Advisor to Chief Minister Punjab, Begum Zakia Shahnawaz distributed dowry grant of Rs.15 thousand each among 31 deserving women at Data Darbar, here today.
On the instructions of Punjab government, Provincial Auqaf Department has allocated a grant of four lakh and sixty five thousand rupees for dowry fund and every month an amount of Rs.15 thousand per woman is distributed among different women.
While addressing the Dowry Fund Committee Meeting, Begum Zakia Shahnawaz said that meeting of Dowry Fund Committee is held every month wherein applications are received for Dowry Fund and dowry fund forms are distributed among all the committee members. The members of the committee after verification and interview distribute cheques among deserving and poor women on monthly basis so that they could purchase necessary items for the marriages of their daughters.
The members of the committee include Mrs. Shaista Pervaiz Malik, Mrs. Amina Mujtaba Shuja ur Rehman, Mrs. Naseem Tariq, Mrs. Ayaz Sadiq, Mrs. Ghazala Saad Rafique, Mrs. Semal Zia Butt, Mrs. Nafisa Ameen and Administrator Data Darbar Rashid Ahmed Khan.