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Administrative Structure

Provincial Zakat Administration

Secretariat

Zakat & Ushr Department Punjab serves as Secretariat and administers the affairs relating to Zakat &Ushr in Punjab. Secretary Zakat & Ushr who is the in-charge of the department, performs the functions of Chief Administrator Zakat in the province.

Punjab Zakat & Ushr Council

It is the highest forum in the Province to exercise general superintendence and control over matters relating to Zakat & Ushr particularly Zakat Fund and maintenance of accounts.The Punjab  Zakat  & Ushr Council consists of

  • A chairman (who is not less than forty years of age, is a graduate, enjoys good reputation and has knowledge of Shariah;)
  • Minister for Zakat & Ushr of the Government as co-chairman
  • Eight persons including at least three women
  • One member of Provincial Assembly of the Punjab from each division to be nominated by Speaker including at least three women members
  • The Secretary to the Provincial Government in  the Finance Department
  • The Secretary to the Provincial Government in the Social Welfare Department
  • The Secretary to the Provincial Government in the Higher Education Department
  • The Secretary to the Provincial Government in the Primary and Secondary Health Care Department
  • The Secretary to the Provincial Government in the Commerce & Investment Department
  • The Secretary to the Provincial Government in the Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Department
  • The Secretary/Chief Administrator Zakat who shall also be the Secretary of the Council

Attached Department

Office of the Administrator Zakat & Ushr Punjab is a subordinate office of the secretary Zakat & Ushr Punjab, administers and control field setup like District Zakat Committees and Local Zakat Committees for disbursement of Zakat funds under different programs of Zakat.

Divisional Office

Divisional set up consists of a Deputy Administrator Zakat (M&E) (BS 18) and its support staff at each divisional headquarter who conducts monitoring and Evaluation of the working of District Zakat Committees (DZCs), Local Zakat Committees (LZCs) and other institutions in receipt of Zakat funds in jurisdiction of the respective division.

District Zakat Committees

District Zakat Committees (one at each district) arrange release of Zakat fund at district level, and prepare and maintain accounts    

Local Zakat Committees

Local Zakat Committees (generally one in each village, mohalla or a revenue unit) determine istehqaq of the applicant mustehqeen and arrange actual disbursement of Zakat money among mustehqeen (beneficiaries). They maintain accounts of the disbursement.