Fazl discusses Sindh politics with Dr Soomro


Sukkur—Advisor to Sindh Chief Minister for Religious Affairs and Zakat & Usher, Dr Abdul Qayoom Soomro held a detailed meeting with Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman, MNA (JUI-F) in his residence on Saturday, said a statement issued here. Matters pertaining to mutual interest, political affairs and overall situation of the country specially Sindh was discussed. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Soomro said that Sindh government was striving for achievement of the mission of progress and prosperity of the masses. He further stated that there is a need for tolerance, restraint and brotherhood in the society and concerted efforts should be made for national progress and development. He said that the problems being faced by the provinces will have to be resolved through collective wisdom and efforts. Meanwhile, advisor to Sindh Chief Minister for Zakat and Usher, Dr Abdul Qayoom Soomro on Saturday called upon District chairmen of Zakat & Usher to ensure provision of zakat fund to the deserving persons regardless of their political affiliations.
Talking a delegation at his residence here, the Advisor said he that he has directed the Chairman of District Zakat Committees to discharge their duties amicably and transparently and ensure provision of marriage grant, guzara allowance included Educational Stipends, Deeni Madaris, Health Care, Jahez, Rehabilitation and Social Welfare, Education Stipends (Technical) and Eid grant from Zakat funds to the deserving persons.
He said Zakat funds are a trust, which should be ensured to the deserving persons, keeping their self-respect intact. He called upon them to discharge their duties effectively and, in case of any difficulty, contact his office immediately.
Dr Soomro directed that surprise visits should be paid to those hospitals which are provided financial assistance to check whether the teams deputed for the assistance of deserving persons in the hospitals are performing their duties properly. He further said that the deserving patients should be given due respect during treatment so that their self-respect should not be hurt.—APP