Printer Friendly

Rs4.05 billion announced for flood victims.

ISLAMABAD, Aug. 13 -- Minister for Zakat and Ushr Noorul Haq Qadri on Thursday announced financial assistance of Rs4.05 billion for flood-affected people of the country from the Central Zakat Fund. Addressing a press conference along with secretary Zakat and Ushr Khalid Idrees, he said the financial aid ranging from Rs5,000 to Rs10,000 would be disbursed among each flood-affected families by the provincial Zakat councils in all four provinces, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Gilgit-Baltistan.

He said the decision was taken in a special consultative meeting of the Central Zakat Council held here. The minister said the provincial secretaries of Zakat briefed the meeting about the losses and damages caused by the flood due to torrential rains in their respective provinces.

Published by HT Syndication with permission from The Statesman. For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at

Copyright HT Media Ltd.

Provided by an company
COPYRIGHT 2010 Al Bawaba (Middle East) Ltd.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2010 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

 Reader Opinion




Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:The Statesman (Peshawar, Pakistan)
Date:Aug 13, 2010
Previous Article:Repair of damaged bridges, roads urged.
Next Article:14m people hit by floods.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2015 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters