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Zakat and Usher Department issues Fourth Quarterly Installment of Financial Assistance for deserving persons

Lahore, June 03, 2016 (PPI-OT):Punjab Zakat and Usher Department has issued fourth quarterly installment of financial assistance of 37 crore, 30 lakh and 20 thousand rupees as subsistence allowance for 89220 deserving persons and blind persons as well as Eid grant for the year 2015-16.

Provincial Minister for Zakat and Usher Malik Nadeem Kamran stated this while presiding over a meeting in his office, here today. Secretary Zakat and Usher Nayyer Iqbal, Administrator Zakat Muhammad Yousuf Butt, beside other officers of the department were present on this occasion. Provincial Minister said that a grant of 25 crore, 17 lakh, 78 thousand rupees has been issued as subsistence allowance for deserving persons, one crore, 58 lakh and 82 thousand rupees for blind persons whereas 10 crore, 53 lakh and 60 thousand rupees have been issued as Eid grant for deserving persons at the rate of Rs 1000 each.

Malik Nadeem Kamran while giving details informed that 4 crore, 3 lakh, 29 thousand rupees have issued as subsistence allowance for 13443 deserving and blind persons of Lahore division, 3 crore, 97 lakh, 50 thousand rupees for 13250 deserving persons of Gujranwala division, 2 crore, 61 lakh, 72 thousand rupees for 8724 deserving persons of Rawalpindi division, 2 crore, 38 lakh, 23 thousand rupees for 7941 deserving persons of Sargodha division, 4 crore, 6 lakh, 26 thousand rupees for 13542 deserving persons of Faisalabad division, 2 crore, 96 lakh, 91 thousand rupees for 9897 deserving persons of Multan division, 2 crore, 50 lakh, 92 thousand rupees for 8364 deserving persons of Dera Ghazi Khan, one crore, 90 lakh, 71 thousand rupees for 6357 deserving persons of Bahawalpur and two crore, 31 lakh, 6 thousand rupees for 7702 deserving persons of Sahiwal whereas due to Ramazan-ul-Mubarak, a grant of 10 crore, 53 lakh, 60 thousand rupees has been issued as financial assistance and Eid Grant for needy persons which will be distributed among them in the first week of Ramazan at the rate of Rs.1000 each.

Provincial Minister directed Secretary and Administrator Zakat and Uhser to monitor the arrangements for transparent distribution of financial assistance among the destitute persons.

For more information, contact:
Rafiullah Usman
Directorate General Public Relations
Government of the Punjab
Tel: +92-42-9201390-86
Website: www.punjab.gov.pk

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