The sum of 1.33 Billion Rs has been approved for Distribution in Lahore, Pakistan. The Provincial Zakat Council (PZC) has accorded approval to release an amount of over Rs 1.33 billion for the district Zakat committees, hospitals and religious seminaries at provincial level as second monthly instalment for the year 2013-14. This was decided at a meeting presided over by Chairman Provincial Zakat Council Justice Akhtar Hassan (Retd) in Lahore.
The breakdown is as follows: Rs 336.1 million as subsistence allowance for Zakat deserving persons, Rs 100.8 million as educational scholarships (general), Rs 44.8 million as educational scholarships (religious seminaries), Rs 33.6 million for health institutions at district level, Rs 44.8 million as marriage grant, Rs 451.2 million as educational scholarships (technical), Rs 60 million as subsistence allowance for deserving blind persons, Rs 141.9 million for the salaries of Zakat paid staff and Rs 123 million for district Zakat committees, hospitals and health institutions at provincial level according to Business Recorder.
PZC has also given approval to the release of Rs 54.8 million to district Zakat committees of 24 districts for deserving students of 258 religious seminaries and Rs 986,000 for 71,714 deserving students studying in 1,275 educational institutions of 28 districts of the province for the year 2013-14. Are Zakat institutions revolutionizing Muslim economies?