Minister's Message

    I feel pleasure to express that under the  dynamic leadership and guidance of Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, Chief Minister Punjab, Zakat & Ushr Department is providing financial support to the needy, poor and indigent people for their subsistence, education, health care and skill development throughout the province. An amount of Rs. 3801 million has been distributed among the Mustahqeen-e-Zakat during the year 2016-17. The department has taken a number of initiatives for the welfare of the poor people.  The rate of Guzara Allowance and Marriage Assistance has been increased up to 100%. Distribution of Guzara Allowance has been started through Branchless banking from the year 2014-15 in order to ensure efficiency and transparency in the distribution mechanism. Apart from, a reasonable amount has been allocated in Zakat budget  for Permanent Rehabilitation of Mustahqeen. Campaign for public awareness regarding ongoing Zakat Programmes has been launched through electronic, print and social media. Efforts are being made to motivate the general public for voluntary Zakat contribution. I shall request the civil society, philanthropists, traders and Members of Chambers of Commerce to come forward and join hands with the Government for provision of basic amenities of life to those who need our assistance.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mrs.‏ Naghma Mushtaq