Zakat to be distributed on merit
LAHORE: Punjab minister for Zakat and Ushr Khadim Wattoo on Wednesday said that the selection of families deseved of Zakat would be made on strictly merit basis.
He was addressing a workshop of Zakat and Ushr Committee chairmen at the Punjab vocational training centre, Gulberg. He said that employees of Zakat and Ushr departments must be careful in performing their duties.” We want to rehabilitate people from low-income groups in such a way that they become tax-payers instead of seeking assistance from the government, “ he observed. Punjab secretary of Zakat and Ushr Shafique Bukhari said “Your job demands high standard of honesty and spirit of public service for the social improvement of the poor “Munir Ahmed Mughal, Brigadier Zafar Hayat and Dr Ayaz Basheer also addressed the workshop. —Staff Report