Religious Affairs, Interfaith Harmony Ministry clarifies

Staff Reporter


The news item appeared in some daily newspapers on Friday regarding Ministry of Religious Affairs causes Rs1.00 million loss to exchequer on purchase of Hepatitis Injection on the higher rate out of Zakat Fund has been refuted by the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony.
In this context, it is clarified that purchase of Hepatitis Injection were made by the Health Welfare Committee of the ‘Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar’ out of Zakat Funds allocated to that Hospital by the Provincial Zakat Administration, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The Spokesperson of the Ministry said that the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony had only coordinates the Audit Authorities to resolve the issue of Audit report relating to Zakat Fund with the concerned Provincial or Federal entities and the Ministry has nothing to do with the procurement of any medicine from Zakat Fund.

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