Zakat funds distributed on population basis

Lahore—Provincial Minister for Zakat and Ushr Malik Nadeem Kamaran said on Thursday that funds were distributed on the basis of population of districts and different percentages had been fixed under which financial assistance was given. He said this while responding to a supplementary question of MPA Chaudhry Ashraf Ali Ansari during the question and answer session in the Punjab Assembly. To another supplementary question regarding audit,the minister said internal audit was conducted and if any complaint received then special audit was conducted.
Parliamentary Secretary Finance Rana Babar Hussain, while responding to a supplementary question posed by MPA Lt Col (Retd) Sardar Ayub Khan, said local government and community development had sent a summary to the chief minister for giving a service structure to paramedic staff of the city district government and district council dispensaries. He added that a decision in this regard was expected soon.
Nadeem Kamran, while responding to a supplementary question of Mian Tahir, said 1,387 Zakat and Ushr committees were functional in district Faisalabad and he requested MPA Mian Tahir to highlight any committee if it was not functional then legal action would be taken.—APP

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