Islamabad: A meeting under the chairmanship of Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah was held in the Committee Room of EOBI today. The participants were given a presentation on proposed new formula for distribution of Zakat funds and others arrangements for distribution of funds amongst provinces/areas. Participants appreciated the action of Ministry of Religious Affairs for taking all stakeholders on board before preparation of summary for CCI for a decision. Administrator General Zakat/Secretary Religious Affairs also explained that the proposed formula for distribution of Zakat among Provinces/Federal Areas is based on the National Finance Commission Award (NFC) signed during the year 2010.
The meeting was attended by Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan, Provincial Ministers for Zakat and Ushr Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Administrator General Zakat/Secretary Religious Affairs, Additional Secretary and Joint Secretary of Religious Affairs, Secretaries of Zakat and Ushr Departments of all four Provinces, FATA and Gilgit-Baltistan besides senior officers of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan Division, State and Frontier Regions Division and Capital Administration and Development Division.
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