MUZAFFARABAD: The Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Zakat Council on Friday approved a Rs380 million budget for the financial year 2014-15. The 40th budget session of the council was presided over by Zakat Council Chairman Tariq Saeed. The council allocated Rs154 million for the needy, Rs1 million for financial assistance to students, Rs50 million for religious seminaries, Rs12.5 million for hospitals, Rs0.7 million for the handicapped, Rs6 million for dowry for orphan girls and Rs2.5 million for scholarships for poor students studying at various professional colleges. The session was also attended by secretaries of the local government, religious affairs, finance and zakat departments.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 19th, 2014.