Lahore: Provincial Zakat Council has given approval to the release of second sixth monthly installment of about Rs.1.34 billion under regular and other heads for subsistence allowance, educational scholarships for general and religious seminaries, health, marriage grant, educational scholarships (Technical), health institutions at provincial level and the treatment of patients suffering from leprosy.
This was decided at 143rd meeting of Provincial Zakat Council chaired by Secretary Zakat and Ushr Punjab & Chief Administrator Zakat Capt. (Retd) Jahanzeb Khan, here today. Administrator Zakat Muhammad Yousaf Butt, Council Members Raghib Hussain Naeemi, Khawaja Abdul Qayum, Ms. Tayyab Zameer, Ms. Sakina Shaheen Khan, representatives of finance, social welfare and local government departments were also present on the occasion.
Provincial Zakat Council gave approval to the release of Rs.371,696,600/- for subsistence allowance, Rs.111,508,900/- for educational scholarships general, Rs.49,559,500/- for religious seminaries, Rs.37,169,700/- for health, Rs.49,559,500/- for marriages of unmarried women under regular heads of second sixth monthly installment of the year 2012-13 whereas Rs.446,972,700/- under the head of educational scholarship (technical) of second sixth monthly installment of the year 2012-13 and Rs.122,050,000/- for the health institutions at provincial level. Similarly, Zakat Council has also given approval to the release of Rs.6,00,000/- to District Zakat Committee Rawalpindi of second sixth monthly installment of the year 2012-13 for the patients of leprosy.
The meeting also gave approval to the transfer of Rs.150,044,100/- of second sixth monthly installment of the year 2012-13 from Provincial Zakat Fund to District Zakat Fund for the salaries of Zakat paid staff. The Council also gave approval to the release of Rs.33,310,926/- to the District Zakat Committees of 12 districts for 13069 deserving male and female students of 112 religious seminaries of concerned districts and Rs.48,974,652/- for 40221 deserving male and female students of 729 educational institutions of 13 districts.