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Zakia Shahnawaz distributes cheques for Rs.15000 each as dowry fund

Minister PopulationLahore: Provincial Minister for Population Welfare Begum Zakia Shahnawaz distributed cheques for Rs.15000 each as dowry fund among 60 deserving women.

On the instructions of Punjab government, Auqaf Department has earmarked a grant of Rs.9 lakh as dowry fund, which is distributed at Rs.15000 per person among deserving women each month.

Begum Zakia Shahnawaz while addressing the meeting of Dowry Fund Committee said that the meeting of the committee is held every month in which applications for dowry fund are received and dowry fund forms are distributed among all members of the committee.

Members of the committee after verification and interview, distribute cheques of financial assistance on monthly basis among deserving and poor women so that they could purchase necessary items for the marriages of their daughters. Members of the committee include Mrs. Shaista Malik, Mrs. Amina Mujtaba Shuja ur Rehman, Mrs. Nasim Tariq Shafiq, Mrs. Rema Sadiq Ayyaz, Mrs. Ghazala Saad Rafique, Mrs. Sohail Zia Butt, Mrs. Nafeesa Amin besides Administrator Data Darbar Raashid Ahmed Khan.

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